Friday, January 22, 2010

what people say about you

so i heard a story on the radio just now about how some doctors want to make their patients sign agreements promising that they--the patients--won't say anythings snotty about them--the doctors.

yes. i know. that was a gangly sentence but i'm too tired and lame to fix it.

anyhoo. i went SERIOUSLY? why do doctors think they can do that? A lot of professionals--football coaches, politicians, owners of charming little tea shops, brad and angelina, WRITERS-- have to deal with people saying snarky things online about them all the time.

look. it's reprehensible that people are so casually cruel in their comments at times. but if you enter the public forum in any way, well then you can't gag your fellow citizens.

doesn't mean you should go googling yourself though. THAT can only lead to hurty feelings.


LucindaF said...

I think they should throw it in there with the healthcare bill. That seems to be going well.

wjmom said...

Lucinda, I LOVE your comment.
Ann, I love this post.
And TWIMC, I love the word "snarky."

Lisa B. said...

these are words to live by.

Also, Lucinda F is entirely correct. Excellent plan there for the doctors.