Sunday, February 13, 2011

So I try to be helpful . . .


So I try to be helpful - because that's the kind of person I am - so I hop on over to the main blogs I was referring to earlier so I could  leave them a link to my previous post, because I'm not one to talk behind someone's back and I welcome others' opinions as they are welcome to theirs as I am welcome to mine - and surprise, surprise - one of them doesn't accept comments from "non-team members". Hmmm. So, in other words, blogger restricting comments, you only want to read comments from those who agree with you? Because those who have opinions that differ are wrong? And you don't want to hear them? Hence the comment restrictions?

DON'T BUY YOUR COMPUTER - OR ANYTHING ELSE - AT BEST BUY!!


So...you finally break down and buy the desktop computer with the cool (standard for today but...) flat-screen monitor - (‘’cool’’ because all you''ve ever had are those big, bulky, 100lb ones) - that you''ve been "visiting" at Best Buy (why don''t you ever learn to NOT shop at Best Buy? Its like you're retarded!) for the last week and you''re so excited cuz all you have are FOUR (why do YOU need FOUR? idk)  laptops at home and you REALLY REALLY wanted this desktop to use for your school work!

So you finally buy the computer, get it home and have your kid lug the boxes upstairs for you (thx Dakota!) then you unpack EVERYTHING, and connect EVERYTHING to EVERYTHING and turn it on and go through the MILLIONS of setup steps and new-computer-registrations just to get to the Windows home screen - then you go to get online and ... NOTHING! Hmmm - maybe its your internet? No...all FOUR laptops are connecting fine. Maybe its the Ethernet cord? No - it works for the Wii just fine. Spend the next THREE HOURS restarting, reconnecting and trying VERY HARD not to throw your new computer at the wall. 

So you call Best Buy and what do they say? "disconnect it all, pack it back up, have your kid lug it back down the stairs, bring it back in so we can connect it all back up and verify that the computer you bought ½ a day ago is BROKE". SERIOUSLY?! 

But wait! There’’s more! You "assemble" the monitor (you have to assemble them now! ha!) and it’s not the kind with the flexible neck/base that you can tilt to point the monitor screen either upward or downwards - it had a NON-flexible/tilt-able neck/base and its tilted DOWNWARDS. And you can NOT tilt it up. So it is exactly PERFECT if you have your monitor on your desk but you are sitting ON THE FLOOR! Or scrunched way down in your chair so they can kind of look up at it. Who the hell made this thing?! 

But wait - there is more still! You needed to break down and buy Microsoft Office for school so while you are at Best Buy buying your new computer, you call your campus bookstore and SPECIFICALLY ASK, BEFORE YOU DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO CAMPUS to buy Office at their "special student discount" rate, - if the "even though the price does NOT sound at all "discounted'' to you" version they had was the one that allowed for you to install on "up to THREE computers'' - not just ONE. And of course they say ''yes" and its $50 cheaper than Best Buy''s 3 computer version. AWESOME! 

So, you drive ALL THE WAY TO CAMPUS and purchase this ‘’ridiculously expensive and you think they are lying about the "discount'', software’’ and not until AFTER you purchase it do you notice that NO - it is NOT the "3 computer" version - it is only the ‘’can install on ONE computer” version, therefore, making it the EXACT SAME PRICE as Best Buy''s. Where you were JUST AT. But hey - what does it matter? The damn computer DOESN''T WORK ANYWAY! 

So, your new toy is now disconnected and repacked and waiting for your son to lug it back downstairs (sorry Dakota!) so you can drive it clear back to Best Buy where you will NOT have the choice of simply RETURNING the broken computer and RETARDED monitor unless you want to pay a RESTOCKING FEE - even when the computer is BROKE - so your ONLY choice will be to exchange it for another one, to which you are sure will include a retarded monitor as well to which you can view by sitting on the floor, and to also just SUCK UP the wasted time, gas, frustration, let down  - 



(AND will now have to cram & rush & fanatically put together your assignment that’’s due on Monday - that was the main reason you bought said computer & Microsoft Office - that you needed to work on today but couldn''t because Best Buy sold you a BROKEN P.O.S and you couldn''t waste your ONE COMPUTER INSTALLATION for Office on a broken computer that you have to exchange, and therefore, you did NOT have the Power Point program that you NEEDED to complete your assignment!) 


‎- because everyone knows Best Buy does NOT give a $hit and won‘’t offer you ANYTHING! Okay - I''m done! :)  Lesson for the day: DON''T SHOP AT BEST BUY! - Well, I feel slightly better now and no computers had to hit the wall! :) 

Just because YOU don't believe in it does NOT mean it's fake!


So, I was thinking that I'm going to start blogging again. I came to this decision after spending the last 2 days (literally the ENTIRE days) reading a few medical blogs that I follow and getting so literally PISSED OFF at the ignorant, uncaring, arrogant, can't admit when they are wrong, think stuff doesn't exist just because THEY don't believe, non-empathetic, cynical attitude of a few of the them. And I while a lot of their posts are funny, which is why I follow them, there were also a lot of post that were left me sad and in disbelief and completely shocked that people like this, these Bloggers, were actually in charge of taking care of patients who come to them for help - and then the help they receive is completely dependent on the Bloggers own, PERSONAL BELIEFS regarding the patients complaint/disease/diagnosis. 


While I understand that there are many people who abuse the system, suffer from M√ľnchhausen, lie about their symptoms/pain/history, are drug seekers on Medicaid, etc. That doesn't give people in the medical profession the right to discriminate and then end up believing the patients who TRULY DO suffer the diseases/complaints, that are often used by the formerly stated patients, are faking as well. In my opinion, I would rather treat a patient for a made up complaint than not treat a patient for a legitimate one. In other words - do what your trained and paid to do - address and treat the patient for the complaint they state; whether you feel its fake or not because when you start assuming all patients are faking - thats when the legitimate patients start to suffer. ADDITIONALLY - where does it state in your employment contract or in your nursing/college decree that you have the right to decided what already named diseases/conditions are "fake" in general and that you are completely allowed to treat and give or withhold medications and/or other treatments based on your own personal opinion?


Sorry - I had to rant! And I'm not done either - I have lots more to say but thats it for now. On another subject - immediately after logging in to my neglected Blogger account, I HAD to stop by Mejis blog and catch up a little before typing this rant - it makes me feel a little better about my life knowing that I'm not the only one living in a soap opera!