Just think of everyone as mildly retarded........
by, 07-04-2008 at 04:41 AM (891 Views)
So Im with this particular MDA alot and we get along like gangbusters. Its always a fun day and he really treats me like an equal (as much as you can treat a student one anyway). Truly, I love working with the guy.
Everyone here has been with CRNAs or MDAs who drive you right of the F'ing wall. They tell you to do something that just yesterday you were told NOT to do or get in the way when you are trying to get things done then blast you about why YOU didnt do xxx even though thats where they were standing (in the way). It can boil your blood at times and yet you are powerless to do anything about it.
Well this Dr. D. and I were having a discussion about this very phenomenon a few days ago and he taught me a way of looking at it which, i must say, has since totally worked. As simply as it is it washes away all of your anger and allows you to respond to these nutcases civilly. The key?
"Just think of everyone as if they were mildly retarded"
Afterall, you would NEVER get angry at a mildly retarded person for saying things that didnt make sense or contradicting themselves. You would think "they cant help themselves, I have to understand". Whats even better is that when you getting blasted and this little trick comes to your mind, not only does it relieve your anger but actually makes you smile a bit!
Seriously, try it! It will serve you well.