Why do doctors tend to look like they are15yrs old?

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  1. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit!

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    I'll be 65 in 3 weeks and I keep meeting doctors that could be my grandkids. am I too old or are they too young?
     
  2. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Related Q/A:

    Q. Why is that kid loitering round the ATM?
    A. Oh, I see he's just taken out some money on his card.

    Q. Should they allow the little girl to sit in the driving seat of that Police car?
    A. I'm sorry Officer, I didn't realise I wasn't allowed to park here until I saw you coming over from your car...

    I'm afraid it's us! On the rare occasions I need to see someone in a bank, I find it strange I'm discussing my finances with a kid in a suit. o_O
     
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    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Everybody under 40 starts looking like a kid when you you turn 60 ......
     
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    33db Senior Stratmaster

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    They spend all their time inside, so the sun never ages them.
     
  5. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Is doogie houser your dr. ?
     
  6. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit!

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    No, my doc is about 70 but he had an intern about 5 yrs ago that I wouldn't give a beer.
     
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    gjohnson441496 Senior Stratmaster

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    My doctor is around my age around 50 or so.
     
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    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    I don’t think you are too old, just old. Welcome to the geezer club.
     
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    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    It's funny, because everything changes for me in a musical environment. If I'm lucky enough to meet a phenomenally good drummer who clearly isn't even old enough to drive, I think: "Wow! What a great drummer. So much talent in someone so young." What I don't think is: "I wonder if I should ask if they've got permission from whoever owns those drums...", or "promising start, but they'll probably start to drift off tempo".

    Actually, the opposite happens, and I tend to forget that although they're talented, they're also kids. It's only when I see Dad giving them some milk and cookies, I remember that even talented children need breaks and play time. It's great to jam with younger musicians, but easy to overlook how different ages have different needs. Mine are mainly focused on pee breaks. :(
     
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    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    Definitely we're too old...
     
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    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I had a dermatologist in Houston I called "pasty face". He was so white, I am sure he has never been in the sun.

    My GP for the last twenty years hasn't aged a day. He still looks just like he did in 2000. He has a very slight greying at the temples but hasn't gained a pound. He needs to bottle that elixir he is taking.
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    I hate it when I get called sir.

    Sir?

    Sir?

    Sir?

    Why you little bastard call me sir again and I’ll pull your front teeth out with rusty pliers. How do you like that you sir calling ************.
     
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    they are 15 years old.
     
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    My Dr. is a woman , I would guess that she is in her 30’s but I ain’t asking ......
     
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    Growing up in Northern Ontario in the '60's, doctor's made house calls. Our doctor was a chain smoker as well. To me, he looked like he was 90 years old.
     
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    It's you.
     
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    How did they get so old, and yet be so young.?
    Lacking experience, though.

    True story from the TD archives...
    I had JUST left employment with The Associated Press, and gone to work at a major NYC Investment Bank.
    Mrs TD and many friends still worked at the AP.
    AP had a summer Bar-B-Que and the Mrs & I went and I played a game of Softball.
    Look at me, I can play Centerfield...
    Chasing a between the gap line drive, I severely tore a muscle in my right calf.
    Left the picnic in Queens, and I drove back to Manhattan with the Mrs. and we went to St. Lukes hospital - a block from our apartment.
    Sat there for a good 4-to-5 hours ( some clown actually tried to cut his foot off with an axe...). What a sicko!
    ( Careful with that axe, Eugene )

    My right leg was swollen to 2x it’s normal size ( no lie ). Twice the size of my left leg.
    Finally, an Intern came out to see me, looked at my legs and said “Which leg is the problem?”
    My response?
    “Where did YOU get your Medical degree from” ???

    As a matter of interest, my paternal grandfather was chief of surgery at a small Philadelphia hospital. My father was also an MD, My mother was an RN, my sister is an RN, my sister-in-law runs the nursing program at a major Southern US university School of Nursing. Most of the other men that I grew up around with were also MD friends of my father.
     
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  18. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Calm down, and nurse will give you your 'other drink'. :D

    Over here, being called Sir is a term of respect/deference. I suppose it means different things to different people. On the odd occasions someone calls me "Mr Croft" I tend to say "Not even bank managers call me that anymore – it's Simon", but I'm hardly offended.
     
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    Or when a doctor comes in your hospital room and doesn’t even know what you are there for ..... when I had my stroke they didn’t have a bed in the icu so they put me in the dialysis ward . So I’m lying in bed and this dr comes in and says how are you doing with your dialysis ..... I said let me ask you a question doc do you read a patients chart before you come in the room ? What do you mean he says , I tell him to go read the f’n chart . He was offended .....
     
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  20. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    Because they are teenagers impersonating doctors so they can look at boobies.
     
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