Things you just don't get

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  1. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    There is some truth in that.
     


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    Listening to Take a Chance on Me right now actually.
     


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    Always liked that better than Dancing Queen, but apparently I'm in the minority on that one.
     


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    Oh the irony is just simply delightful to behold.
     


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    Like how the Brits sort tweed in grams per yard, and the speedo is in KM/H but the road signs mark miles?
     


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    I'll take a long cwt of what he's smoking.
     


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    I don't understand why medical professionals tend to be so obese. Maybe it's cuz they're all do busy and stressed they dont have time and energy to eat well and exercise
     
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    It depends on where it is, I think. Here in Montreal and most places in Europe, I've rarely seen an actual obese med prof (though I'm sure they exist). A lot of them are simply overweight, smoke a lot, have poor eating habits, etc.
     


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    I thought smoking makes you thinner because it reduces hunger
     


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    With all of your, "this is happening" photos I can't believe that you are not overweight.
     


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    it just reduces stress. food also reduces stress.

    I can totally understand why there are fat doctors that smoke.

    what I don't understand is how much alcohol abuse goes into the medical profession. I realize that its another an outlet for stress relief, but the old school consultants (guys in their late 40's through 50s-70's) seem to be some world class drinkers.

    there are a ton of functioning alcoholic consultants - since there's a serious code not to snitch - everyone covers for each other in case of the older consultants being too drunk to function - no one actually bats an eyelash when a consultant is inebriated.... they just kind of work around him/her and cover.

    the weird part is that being a drunk is pretty much tolerated... but the second its another drug like cocaine or prescription pain med abuse - thats when the hammer drops and the higher ups intervene - i guess thats why everyone sticks to good old booze.
     
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    I can't remember ever meeting a morbidly obese doctor, and even moderate obesity seems less common than in the general population. It's a pretty safe bet that drug and alcohol abuse are somewhat more common though.
     
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    I mean, they are human with the same vices as the rest of us.
     


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