Comments: Screaming Self Entitlement

and it just keeps getting worse.... That's why I carry a conceiled weapon these days, thugs are everywhere...

Posted by P'cola Titan at February 1, 2011 09:36 PM

Somewhere in my archives I have a post about a gang~banger~pants~falling~down guy.

He was moving out of our building and was carrying a box out to his truck. His pants were already wayyy too low, but they were sliding down more as he walked.

He actually asked ME if I would pull his pants up because his hands were full! Um nooooo!

By the time he got out to his truck, his pants were around his ankles. Ahahahahah!!!!

Yeah, I bet his momma sure was proud!

Posted by DogsDontPurr at February 2, 2011 12:05 AM

That attitude is exactly why Detroit has fallen down the hole and will never get out.

The state has taken over the board of education because it's so bad but they refuse to listen, insisting they know whats better for Detroit students.

The new mayor is fighting city workers over cutting pension and wages yet they threaten walk-outs if a dime is cut. Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy yet they refuse to cut wages to save themselves. The suburbs are going to laugh their asses off when Detroit goes feet up and all union contracts are gone.

It's the welfare mentality, everyone owns you something because your poor and their "rich".

Posted by Quality Weenie at February 2, 2011 11:38 AM

I agree on the entitlement stuff. A customer at our store was being a jerk, but said it was OK because of all the money she spends there. Nope. It's never OK to be a jerk. And I strongly suspect she paid with food stamps, so it's MY money she's spending, not hers.

On the appointment, if you're late, they shouldn't see you at all and reschedule you. Your being late shouldn't force the doctors and other patients to make up for it. BUT I disagree that waiting for an hour is OK. If it becomes a habit, I find a new MD. Maybe the thug figured that the MD is always an hour late, so by being only 45 minutes late, he was really early! I suspect MD staffs overbook to make up for late cancelations and keep the MD busy. I think they should UNDERbook to allow for emergencies as you describe.

Posted by George P at February 2, 2011 11:49 AM

George, Its not a normal doc's office. When you're dealing with what he's dealing with, there will be a wait. First, everyone MUST be seen. It's not the flu or some virus, bones have to be checked. Second, there is dismemberment involved a lot in his practice. That's all going to take time. Plus, those types of injuries have to be seen every week. So with a big practice FULL of people who MUST be seen every week, plus emergencies, it makes for a long day for him and long waits for everyone else. He never gets home before 8PM, I venture to say...

Posted by Bou at February 2, 2011 09:50 PM

I work for a shrink now, guess how many "free patients" we see a day? Guess how many are always late...guess how often people freak...that scenario plays out about every 10 minute in my day...it is awful

Posted by AWTM at February 3, 2011 12:19 AM

Back when my D3 was on chemo if we had anything medically related on a day - just a blood check or x ray even, I simply expected it to take all day and planned accordingly. When the doc is seeing serious illness or serious injuries he is going to always have to make room for emergencies and just like you say, Bou, all of his/her patients will at some time or another be that emergency so patience is necessary form his patients....

Even today, some 15 years later, her annual check-up day is planned around an expectation that it will be an all day affair. And we celebrate it.

So happy your boy has that sort of doc on his team.

I've gotta remember that "mama must be proud" comment - it is bound to come in handy.

Posted by patti at February 3, 2011 10:05 AM

When I was in rehab at Shepherd Center there were a few Medicaid patients. They were the worst. They slept late. They missed PT sessions. One morning we refused to do PT until they got one of these people out of bed to join us. It pissed me off because it was my insurance that subsidized these worthless people. I was there two months. That's all my insurance paid. Some of these folks were there when I got there and there when I left and their injuries were not worse than mine. Really pissed me off.

Posted by Denny at February 4, 2011 02:58 PM

When I was in law school (I went at night), I participated in the pro bono legal services clinic. I was working a full time job at the time and playing in the band on weekends -- studying just about every other waking hour. I would schedule appointments with the pro bono clients in the evenings when I wasn't in class.

Each case required preparation, often taking a good deal of time. I cannot tell you how often I sat around waiting for the "client" to show up, and, as often as not, they didn't, or they were horribly late, offering no excuse.

What I though would be an uplifting experience was anything but. I said then, and I say now, each of them should have been charged something for each appointment.

I was always taught that there is no such thing as a "free lunch." Obviously, that was wrong.

Stories like yours positively sicken me.

Posted by Jim - PRS at February 4, 2011 06:09 PM