Friday, October 21, 2005


This is why my profession scares me sometimes. This happened today:

Co-Worker 1: So when is your last day?

Co-Worker 2: November 10th.

Supervising Psychiatrist: (matter-of-factly. No, much stronger than that. Unbelievably confident in what he is about to say. Cocksure, about something as ridiculous as a date) That's three weeks from today. (self-assured smirk)

All: Yes, yes. (pause)

Co-Worker 3: Three weeks from yesterday.

Supervising Psychiatrist: (annoyed) Well yeah.

Obviously it's not a huge deal. But it's kind of bothersome someone who is so clearly conceited (and subsequently wrong) about simple addition is allowed to prescribe medication.

I hope it's clear I don't like this guy.