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This story involves a rude physician, as well.

Posted By: Demeaning, isn't it? on 2009-06-04
In Reply to: Here's one for the books. - Annoyed

He was dictating along, never pausing. I heard a door open and then close, a clunk (toilet seat being lifted) and well, the sound of rushing stream of water. He never stopped dictating, even while zipping up and leaving the restroom.

Like you, I was highly insulted, especially since he seemed to have a smile on his face when he was dictating - like he knew I would hear this - I never made eye contact with him after than unless he asked a question.


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