Wednesday, February 18, 2009

back to stupid people (here's my original post on stupid people)

so you know how teachers tell you that they welcome all questions? that's not true
and you know how they say there's no such thing as a stupid question? that's not true either

ever ask a question that wasn't so smart? I've gotten yelled at for asking questions. and the real reason they tell you to ask away, is because they're hoping you will ask them something stupid so they have something to laugh about in the staffroom. or so they can provide their children with bedtime stories. or maybe it will show up on their blogs.

but one thing they say is truthful-if you have a specific question, chances are, there are other people in the class who have the same question you do. that is true. and when someone asks a stupid question, half the class lets out a sigh of relief, because that very same question was plaguing them too, but they were too embarrassed to ask it.

so we were learning about documentation and admitting patients to care. it's very important to make sure you can get a medical record from paperwork or someone who came in with the patient. a guy raised his hand and asked,

"what if the patient has no papers?"

the teacher smiled condescendingly and answered

"everyone comes from somewhere. so you ask the relative who brought him in. or you request the paperwork from the transferring facility"

"but what if the patient came in off the street and has no papers?"

"that doesn't happen!"

at this point the instructor was getting a little annoyed. but i was behind the student. until he said:

"but that always happens on TV"

duh.

that's why it's TV. because people want to escape from reality.

i know that a lot of people were thinking along those lines. but he was the only one who actually verbalized it.

they walk among us.

yikes.

4 comments:

G6 said...

There are no stupid questions, just PLENTY of stupid people asking questions!

nmf #7 said...

Really? It never happens that a homeless person walks in, who doesn't have papers, expects to be treated, and doesn't have a police record?
Sorry if this counts as a 'stupid' question.

tembow said...

yeah i thought that it happens also!
we can't ALL be stupid..

YELLING ANONYMOUS PERSON said...

I AM SURPIRSED AT YOU!!!

AS A FRUM PERSON, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT IN SOME COMMUNITIES, PEOPLE WHO COME IN ON THE SABBATH MAY NOT HAVE ANY DOCUMENTATION WITH THEM!!!

SO IT IS POSSIBLE, AND THE PERSON BELEIVABLE, UNTIL HE OPENED HIS MOUTH TO REVEAL TO THE WORLD... WITH THE TV LINE.