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I was in a waiting room at a clinic yesterday.
There are multiple signs on display. You can't miss them.

TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE

There's also others scattered around, saying:

If you have a cold or cough, please sanitize your hands and take a complimetary mask.
Do not eat or bring food into the waiting room.
Thank You.

A girl walks in. She's in her early twenties.
She checks in and the front desk asks for her health card.
Oh, did I mention that there's a sign:

You cannot be seen by a doctor unless you have your health card with you.

She had to go back out to her car to get it.
What it was doing in her car, I have no idea.

Anyway, she returns, checks in, then sits down.
Pulls out her cell phone and starts texting.
Reaches into her purse and pulls out a bag of potato chips and starts eating them.
Sneezes, coughs, and rummages for a Kleenex, while looking around the room at all of the people staring at her, and all of the signs on the walls and counters.

She just repeats the last three actions.

This is one self-absorbed individual.
I hate her. angry
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While I'm sure she was oblivious to the signs, I doubt that she would have cared even if she had read them.
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Well, once the infection sets in and she turns into a zombie, I think you'll have it within your rights to lob her worthless head off.
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Well, once the infection sets in and she turns into a zombie, I think you'll have it within your rights to lob her worthless head off.


Well that escalated quickly.
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Well, once the infection sets in and she turns into a zombie, I think you'll have it within your rights to lob her worthless head off.

Don't forget to steal her chips. It's all about looting the treasure.
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What did she do when you pointed out that she wasn't following any of the signs?
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We have a sign in our restrooms to the effect that washing hands prevents spread of disease to others. It's always struck me that most likely if someone isn't washing their hands anyway, the sign indicating that others might benefit probably isn't going to do a whole lot of good.
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Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
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Mr. or "Miss Bad Manners" wasn't 'present' to inform HER upon "such", eh? Adults MIA even, too? whistle
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We have a sign in our restrooms to the effect that washing hands prevents spread of disease to others. It's always struck me that most likely if someone isn't washing their hands anyway, the sign indicating that others might benefit probably isn't going to do a whole lot of good.
Good 'thang' there wasn't any sign about: "Please Refrain from smoking 'Brown Bomber' unless you're wearing 'brown trousers' already, thank you!" gulp
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Blott wrote:
Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all
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wizardinwhite wrote:
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Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all

Now this I don't get. I do not see the value, other than appearance, in cursive writing.
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Blott wrote:
wizardinwhite wrote:
Blott wrote:
Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all

Now this I don't get. I do not see the value, other than appearance, in cursive writing.


Speed. Cursive is faster to write than printing.

There are also some studies that suggest that writing in cursive benefits in other ways in a more psychological realm, but I won't bore anyone with those.
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heiligerdankgesang wrote:
Blott wrote:
wizardinwhite wrote:
Blott wrote:
Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all

Now this I don't get. I do not see the value, other than appearance, in cursive writing.


Speed. Cursive is faster to write than printing.

There are also some studies that suggest that writing in cursive benefits in other ways in a more psychological realm, but I won't bore anyone with those.


It also leads people to think you received an education beyond that of a 5-year old (even if untrue...).
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elgin_j wrote:
heiligerdankgesang wrote:
Blott wrote:
wizardinwhite wrote:
Blott wrote:
Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all

Now this I don't get. I do not see the value, other than appearance, in cursive writing.


Speed. Cursive is faster to write than printing.

There are also some studies that suggest that writing in cursive benefits in other ways in a more psychological realm, but I won't bore anyone with those.


It also leads people to think you received an education beyond that of a 5-year old (even if untrue...).

If anyone saw the quality of my cursive they would think I hadn't finished first grade.
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Blott wrote:
elgin_j wrote:
heiligerdankgesang wrote:
Blott wrote:
wizardinwhite wrote:
Blott wrote:
Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all

Now this I don't get. I do not see the value, other than appearance, in cursive writing.


Speed. Cursive is faster to write than printing.

There are also some studies that suggest that writing in cursive benefits in other ways in a more psychological realm, but I won't bore anyone with those.


It also leads people to think you received an education beyond that of a 5-year old (even if untrue...).

If anyone saw the quality of my cursive they would think I hadn't finished first grade.


Yeah, I don't know anyone that uses cursive any more. None of my family does cause their hand writing makes it impossible to read.

Although they did stop teaching 'penmanship' in school over a decade ago (even though in middle school they were required to use it)
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Guantanamo wrote:
Blott wrote:
elgin_j wrote:
heiligerdankgesang wrote:
Blott wrote:
wizardinwhite wrote:
Blott wrote:
Young people can read, but only if the words are on a screen. They are incapable of deciphering words written on paper.
It's going to be a sad time when perhaps 50-75 years from now people will no longer use cursive script, if even write by hand at all

Now this I don't get. I do not see the value, other than appearance, in cursive writing.


Speed. Cursive is faster to write than printing.

There are also some studies that suggest that writing in cursive benefits in other ways in a more psychological realm, but I won't bore anyone with those.


It also leads people to think you received an education beyond that of a 5-year old (even if untrue...).

If anyone saw the quality of my cursive they would think I hadn't finished first grade.


Yeah, I don't know anyone that uses cursive any more. None of my family does cause their hand writing makes it impossible to read.

Although they did stop teaching 'penmanship' in school over a decade ago (even though in middle school they were required to use it)


I use cursive. My children were taught it school beginning in 4th grade, like I was. I tell children, if you don't learn to read cursive, people can hide information right in front of you.
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Sooo... what's teaching someone to read got to do with this situation? Reading isn't the issue here.

Cursive? Nah. I was taught cursive, and was very good at it, but a) it is not as legible as printing, which ought to be the aspect of prime importance with regard to writing, and b) I can print faster.
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Back to reading the signs, I had to go through a surgical procedure that required fasting for many hours. Signs were up inside and out of the waiting room requesting no food be brought in and why it could be distressing to patients. Not long after I sat down someone brought in a bagful of Wendy's fast food for their family's pleasure so they wouldn't go hungry while waiting on their loved one to rejoin them.

(And now my stomach is growling.)
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Why do you have to turn off your phone in a waiting room?
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mlcarter815 wrote:
Why do you have to turn off your phone in a waiting room?
The signals can cause interference with some sensitive hospital equipment. Or at least that's what they claim.
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Thunkd wrote:
mlcarter815 wrote:
Why do you have to turn off your phone in a waiting room?
The signals can cause interference with some sensitive hospital equipment. Or at least that's what they claim.


Most of the time it's just because they don't want (a) phones ringing, and (b) people talking on said phones. If you're texting or going online or whatever, no one actually cares. There are pieces of equipment which might be sensitive to cell signals, but considering most doctors are carrying mobile phones (and may have wifi or LTE enabled tablets they use for patient data) . . .
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Thunkd wrote:
mlcarter815 wrote:
Why do you have to turn off your phone in a waiting room?
The signals can cause interference with some sensitive hospital equipment. Or at least that's what they claim.


In the waiting room? Yeah, that's bullshit. The stuff that is sensitive to cell signals are going to be in a shielded room. Everything in the regular patient rooms are fine. Stuff like blood pressure monitors and EKGs. That stuff designed to be able to handle fairly rough treatment.
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