I had a procedure done a few weeks ago. I came in for a check up today, and filled out a survey about how painful I would rate the procedure among other questions. The form specifically said “1 being hardly any pain, 10 being the worst pain you’ve ever felt.”
The doctor must have read my survey before coming in. He immediately was on the defense, and I answered the question on the form, but wasn’t going to talk to him about the pain at all. I expected pain. I wasn’t mad about it. I just had normal post op questions. He started off “an 8, huh? Well that can’t be right because giving birth without an epidural is a 5 or 6. Having your arm cut off would be a 7. So your procedure was probably a 2 or 3.”
I responded that the question was based on the worst pain I’d ever felt. This was some of the worst pain I’d ever felt. I also have never had my arm cut off or given birth, so I wouldn’t know about that. He said “well aren’t you privileged? Anyway, you can’t blame me for the pain. If it was that bad you should have asked for some more local anesthesia. You can’t put that on me.” I was never going to. I just responded “I knew it would be a painful procedure and it was, and that fine.” He had to have the last word and said “yeah, but that was no 8.”
This sort of thing pisses me off. Why does he feel the need to explain to me my own pain, when I never said anything about it? Obviously I will avoid him in the future if I can (I live in a small area and he was my only option). This isn’t even my first experience like this with a male doc (obviously, not all male docs). Like why is their bedside manner so, so horrible?
Edit to add: if anyone is really curious, here is a snippet of the recording I took. It goes on for a half hour, so I edited it down. And I promise I do a better job of defending myself later on when he brings it up AGAIN, I was just caught off guard at the beginning. In the recording here he says a subway ripping off your arm is an 8. Later in the appointment he says having your arm cleanly cut off would be a 7. 🤷🏼♀️
Edit to add: Thank you for those who posted REAL (or more logical) pain scales. I stand by my 8. I am 100% investigating how to report him, and many of you brought up he probably has been sued before. I will look into this! Can anyone give advice on how to see if he’s been sued before and how to report?
a lot of apes wrote me, that i should create an own post with this:
caution, your thumb might hurt after visiting the page..
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edit 3: link is safe.. google transparency report:
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In last 2-3 months on account of moving house, I have had to call/chat to British Gas, Thames Water, Virgin Media, EON etc and each one of them made it absolutely impossible to get hold of a customer representative without jumping through the hoops for hours at a time. I know wait times were there before as well but it has now reached completely mockery levels.
Most have made it difficult to find their support numbers from their help and support pages by removing the links to it completely. Thankfully google still has indexed those pages from earlier time so you can directly google it. Utility companies in particular have no excuse as it's not as if their business has been severely affected due to this crisis. People continue to use Gas and electricity at home, probably even more so than before.
I actually prefer doing things on Chat/Email where possible, but most companies that offer these basically just put in a chat bot that is almost nearly useless, after wasting your time asks you to call. All in all, this feels like they are using the ongoing situation as an excuse to basically cut down costs at the expense of their customers.
I do admire the concept of hunting for food, but I'm against trophy hunting just because the animal had died for no reason. Hunting for food is more humane than buying from the grocery store. You have to understand that the animals in the wild will die being hunted by other animals or by injury/illness but at least they had a good natural life before that rather than being born in a literal animal prison.
I'm not opposed to farm produced animal products as I don't really have the capability to hunt as the large percentage of the human population. But we should really give hunters(who hunt for food) a break and stop acting like were any better because we don't hunt.
1 is not and all - 10 is no skin left.
EDIT: Ever so perturbed to have to add a disclaimer that this post is about real fruit and vegetables and not your genitals. Dirty DIRTY redditors!
EDIT 2: A surprising amount of you go round just knocking clumps of mud off your mushrooms. Again, to reiterate...REAL fruit and veg you guys.
EDIT 3: hypothesis - all the ‘1-3’ers also cut around the mould.
These last 13 months I've been as terrified as I've ever been - terrified that we had lost everything vibrant and good in our society, and terrified that we would lose at least a year but probably more. When the lockdownists started to redescribe their preferences as facts towards the end of the summer of 2020 with the spate of "we're never going back to the old normal" articles, I thought they might be right. Once shell shocked we wont return, not after the inevitable second wave that was always going to come with a respiratory virus that didn't really hit most places until spring, I feared.
I don't think so anymore.
I think we've literally just reached a tipping point as of this week that was building for some time.
I was initially very worried after the lockdownists seemed determined to insist that the vaccines change nothing narrative followed up by the variant/scariant narrative seemed [designed](https://twitter.com/devisridhar/stat... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know that it's an unpopular opinion, but I want to give it a try. So don't send a dragon god on me just yet.
To clarify. Here is an example of a basic scale. Of course, it can be changed around, based on the game. But the general enjoyment verdict remains the same. 1 - you had a bad experience. 5 - you had a fantastic experience.
I did not enjoy the game.
The game was okay, but really nothing special. It has flows but playable.
I enjoyed the game. Might even replay it some time. It didn't have many flaws but it wasn't terrible either.
I had a really good time. Really great game. Not perfect but truly good.
One of the best games I have ever played. I had a superb experience. This game might be my game of the year.
You are not rating the game objectively. You are just rating your experience. Now you can add reasons why you had such experience and other people can gain value out of your review or scale.
Here is a mini-review of mine that would fit this number scale method.
With that score, I rated the experience that I had, I am not rating the game objectively. I gave the reasons what made me feel that way. Maybe another person enjoys more linear games or not first-person games and it will mean that they will enjoy the game way less and rate it way less good and that's fine.
Does that score harm the review? I don't think so. It just summarises my enjoyment of the game. I like having scores as long as they ate the experience itself that the person had.