- From: Peppermint Patootie <peppermint_patootie@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:48:28 -0400
Last week I had an appointment with my ophthalmologist at the Beetham
Eye Clinic, which is part of the Joslin Diabetes Center here in Boston.
(My issues with Joslin do not extend to the Eye Clinic, where I have
received superb care.) It was a follow-up on a laser treatment my
ophthalmologist had done to repair a tear in my retina. (All's well,
As I was making ready to leave work to get to the appointment, I
realized that, since it was a hot & humid day, I was wearing sandals. I
wondered if anyone would give me an guff on that account since some of
us here in the newsgroup have seen (and commented on) those dire
warnings that diabetics should never wear sandals.
Fast forward to sitting in the waiting room. I remembered the sandal
issue and glanced around. It happened that all the people in the
waiting room, which was about 1/2 - 1/3 full, were women. All of us,
without exception, were wearing sandals.
I smiled, and when I was called in for the appointment no-one even
looked at my feet.
"What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
- Chris Malcolm
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