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Friday, January 9, 2009

Just a note on the way the language works

I went for my annual physical a couple of days ago, and my doctor said if I didn't cut back to just two drinks a day, he was going to increase the drugs he gives me. Something about the expression on his face made me think he was trying to mean that as a threat, but, huh?


  1. I read a funny editorial the other day about how people routinely halve their alcohol consumption (this is in England, where most people are boozers)when talking to their doctors . . . and STILL get told off! (Do you think the doctors automatically double whatever number is given to them?)

    I suppose that your drugs aren't really recreational, right? :)

  2. Hi, Bee. An interesting thought about doctors doubling the number. And sadly (not really) the drugs aren't recreational.

  3. LOL...that's hilarious, for some reason :))

    I'd take the drugs...go on...

  4. I only have two drinks per day, but I never said what size the glass was either. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

  5. Drinking more = getting more drugs? Interesting!

    Don't most medications state that you can't take drugs WITH alcohol?


    OK...I just scrolled down to enter in my verification word and it's 'wines'!! hee hee!

  6. That's just exactly what I was thinking too, Braja. ;-)

    For that matter, Sandee, if I just drank straight from the bottle I could say I only have one.

    Hi, Simplicity. I think you're right about the warning on most drug labels. I'm not sure where my docotor went to school, though.

  7. There must be a course in medical school about threatening patients.