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sandbar67: This man is having a massive heart attack! Get him a venti extra-whip pumpkin-spice latte, STAT! And throw a cranberry scone in there too.
Summoner101: Do you want the surgeon who's nice to you or the surgeon who has the higher success rate?
thamike: Is "smug" the new "downtrodden yet undeniably chipper?" I honestly have never met a smug Starbucks barista.
Summoner101: There's an expectation of atmosphere at a Starbucks, and baristas have the opportunity to make tips by being friendly and making you coffee.People expect doctors to cure them or at least manage their complaint. Bedside manner is desirable, but not required if the doctor accomplishes his primary task. Do you want the surgeon who's nice to you or the surgeon who has the higher success rate?
Generation_D: most doctors I've been to are smug self-entitled arrogant dicks telling me something they either googled 3 minutes beforehand or their drug marketing pamplet says is true. who then go home and vote for tea baggers.*