Long before the cell phone, Twitter, and all the other social media rage, people had to learn to communicate. Nowadays, not so much. And it shows, especially in the medical field.
You go to the ER and check-in. One of the questions they ask, other than how are you going to pay, is what are you allergic to? Don’t get me wrong I know these folks are overworked and underpaid. But they all seem to have the same problem. They can’t communicate.
Once you pass that information onto the receptionist, a nurse will come in and ask the very same question. ( I guess reading is a skill not used much.) Then if your lucky, the doctor comes in and asked the same questions! Can you folks not read or communicate? Granted I know the medical professionals have their own Latin shorthand, but what part of I am allergic to_ do you not understand. And 9 times out of 10, the medication they give you? Yep, it’s the very thing you have just told 3 people, Hey, I am allergic to ____.
The moral of the story, always ask what the injection is they are about to give you. It could very well save your life.
And just as a side note: They number one problem in most relationships? Failure to communicate!