[LMB] OT: correct words, was torture
howard at brazee.net
Mon Oct 19 21:19:33 BST 2009
Natali Vilic' wrote:
> Feels, oddly, good to know that this is a global problem...
> I can't stand hospitals for many reasons but this one
> is certainly not the last on the list.
It very much is last on my list.
> And the looks on their faces when a patient asks
> an articulate question - "It spoke! It can speak! It dares
> to speak!!!"
Maybe I'm just clueless, but when I (as a patient) talk with medical
personnel, it is just like talking with people.
But we've seen before that people get offended sometimes by what I've
written - and I study and study what I've written to find out how to
improve my communication - and fail miserably.
My wife sometimes tells me about someone talking - and her voice shows
strongly that those people had strong attitudes - which I never heard in
their voice the original time. In her case, I'm sure that she was using
the voice she heard - modified by her expectations and biases. Because I
could hear it in her quote, but not in the original.
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