The choices people make

It goes without saying that when you do this work, it’s hard to not be judgmental.

This is certainly not to say that I am better than anyone. As my spouse reminds me every day, I am pretty much the stupidest person on Earth. But there are many moments at work when I find myself silently (and sometimes out loud) wondering a lot of things in the presence of others.

For example,

  • “Do you really need another tattoo?”
  • “Definitely not on your neck…”
  • “Do you really need to have another kid?”
  • “Don’t you have 4 already?”
  • “Are you sure you want to get married again?”
  • “Two ex-wives aren’t enough?”
  • “You know how much time and effort goes into having a dog, right?”
  • “Do you really want to buy another truck?”
  • “Another motorcycle?”
  • “You want to take out another loan?”
  • “Weren’t you just bitching about living paycheck-to-paycheck?”
  • “You really shouldn’t have been driving in that story…”
  • “Um, you knew we had a drug test coming up, right?”
  • “I REALLY don’t think that’s a good idea…”

These aren’t even patients.

They’re co-workers.

P.S. Speaking of the sometimes incomprehensible choices people make, a Stanford Business School student has just been charged for his part in a fatal wreck that happened about the time I posted this.

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