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2017-07-16 03:47:11 PM  
Was he drunk, I wonder, or otherwise incapacitated? Who does that?
 
2017-07-16 04:00:03 PM  

Biscuit Tin: Was he drunk, I wonder, or otherwise incapacitated? Who does that?


Could be worse. He could have asked her if her husband's name was Ben.
 
2017-07-16 04:13:44 PM  
The name Aunt Jemima has a long history in American culture. Its roots are firmly in the minstrel show period - when white performers wore blackface - and is a remnant of plantation and slave culture. The name, character, and history all have racial undertones, to say the very least

Oh fark me. That's the best pancake mix.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aunt_Jemima#History
As Jemima, Green operated a pancake-cooking display at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1893, appearing beside the "world's largest flour barrel". From this point on, marketing materials for the line of products centered around the stereotypical mammy archetype, including the Aunt Jemima marketing slogan first used at the World Fair: "I's in Town, Honey"

Oh god farking dammit
 
2017-07-16 04:28:33 PM  
How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.
 
2017-07-16 04:31:28 PM  
 Well, we have a president who calls random Hispanic women "housekeeper," so I'm not sure what we should be that surprised.
 
2017-07-16 04:44:31 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.


When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Before I could even quite grasp what he'd said he snapped on a glove, told me to drop trou, and did a prostate exam without really even asking or explaining what he was doing (I was young enough that I was only vaguely aware there WAS such as exam).

He said, "Prostate's okay! Sit tight!" stripped off the glove and left. A few minutes later a nurse came in with some stuff to sign for another referral for some blood work.

I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.
 
2017-07-16 04:55:23 PM  

Sensei Can You See: Biscuit Tin: Was he drunk, I wonder, or otherwise incapacitated? Who does that?

Could be worse. He could have asked her if her husband's name was Ben.


Or Tom, come to think of it.
 
2017-07-16 04:57:43 PM  

Miss5280: Well, we have a president who calls random Hispanic women "housekeeper," so I'm not sure what we should be that surprised.


Wow--only took five responses to blame Trump. Impressive.
 
2017-07-16 05:10:09 PM  

Sensei Can You See: I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.


Oh, that was just Mr. Hurkel who wandered down from the Pysch ward who likes to pretend to be a doctor. The real doctor will be along in a moment.
 
2017-07-16 05:12:38 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-07-16 05:30:48 PM  

Sensei Can You See: The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.

When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Before I could even quite grasp what he'd said he snapped on a glove, told me to drop trou, and did a prostate exam without really even asking or explaining what he was doing (I was young enough that I was only vaguely aware there WAS such as exam).

He said, "Prostate's okay! Sit tight!" stripped off the glove and left. A few minutes later a nurse came in with some stuff to sign for another referral for some blood work.

I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.


I know this was really upsetting to you but that is one funny motherfarking doctor
 
2017-07-16 05:38:48 PM  

moothemagiccow: Sensei Can You See: The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.

When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Before I could even quite grasp what he'd said he snapped on a glove, told me to drop trou, and did a prostate exam without really even asking or explaining what he was doing (I was young enough that I was only vaguely aware there WAS such as exam).

He said, "Prostate's okay! Sit tight!" stripped off the glove and left. A few minutes later a nurse came in with some stuff to sign for another referral for some blood work.

I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.

I know this was really upsetting to you but that is one funny motherfarking doctor


I suppose the "shooting blanks" joke wasn't all that awful, but I'd never seen the guy before. The main issue I had was him doing a prostate check without asking if I wanted my ex to leave or even explaining what was about to happen or anything.

If I was a being checked for fertility at a farm and PETA saw it they'd be protesting at his office.
 
2017-07-16 05:52:01 PM  

Sensei Can You See: I suppose the "shooting blanks" joke wasn't all that awful, but I'd never seen the guy before. The main issue I had was him doing a prostate check without asking if I wanted my ex to leave or even explaining what was about to happen or anything.

If I was a being checked for fertility at a farm and PETA saw it they'd be protesting at his office.


literally the funniest part
he just slammed his hand up your ass, said "ok!" and left forever

i also pictured him looking like this for some reason
www.mediaite.com
 
2017-07-16 05:53:48 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.


I dated/lived with a nurse for a while. One day she's reading a book and she looks up and says "I didn't know we fought the Germans and the Japanese in the same war?"

Demon in the sack, though. So there was that.
 
2017-07-16 06:36:55 PM  

Miss5280: Well, we have a president who calls random Hispanic women "housekeeper," so I'm not sure what we should be that surprised.


Don't forget Pocahontas
 
2017-07-16 06:38:00 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-07-16 06:38:33 PM  
Christ, what a Dr. asshole.
 
2017-07-16 06:39:53 PM  

Sensei Can You See: moothemagiccow: Sensei Can You See: The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.

When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Before I could even quite grasp what he'd said he snapped on a glove, told me to drop trou, and did a prostate exam without really even asking or explaining what he was doing (I was young enough that I was only vaguely aware there WAS such as exam).

He said, "Prostate's okay! Sit tight!" stripped off the glove and left. A few minutes later a nurse came in with some stuff to sign for another referral for some blood work.

I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.

I know this was really upsetting to you but that is one funny motherfarking doctor

I suppose the "shooting blanks" joke wasn't all that awful, but I'd never seen the guy before. The main issue I had was him doing a prostate check without asking if I wanted my ex to leave or even explaining what was about to happen or anything.

If I was a being checked for fertility at a farm and PETA saw it they'd be protesting at his office.


Perhaps he was trying to keep you from thinking too much about it and getting nervous. He may have had patients back out of the procedure entirely, a la the prostate cancer ads: "don't be emberassed to death."
 
2017-07-16 06:40:30 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.


Many in private practice are in a bubble, and they are in charge of  that bubble. Sometimes they don't understand how the world works outside of the bubble. I went to a dentist where the only other employees were his relatives. I found another dentist real quick. So awkward.
 
2017-07-16 06:40:38 PM  

Biscuit Tin: Was he drunk, I wonder, or otherwise incapacitated? Who does that?


Someone who probably calls his receptionist "honey" and the guy who picks up the trash "boy" even though he's 75. And wonders on weekends howcome there's so many colored folks down to the store.
 
2017-07-16 06:41:32 PM  
Aunt Jemima?

She ain't ja mama.
 
2017-07-16 06:43:02 PM  
Could have been worse.
Could have called her that while examining her flapjacks.
 
2017-07-16 06:45:08 PM  
Classic apology from the doctor.  "Sorry for the misunderstanding".  What misunderstanding.  I heard you.  You called me Aunt Jemima.  Twice.
 
2017-07-16 06:46:08 PM  

Sensei Can You See: I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.


Are you sure he was the doctor?
 
2017-07-16 06:46:24 PM  
img.fark.net


Because he already had a Mrs. Butterworth
and Uncle Ben
 
2017-07-16 06:47:17 PM  
Its not appropriate by any means, and we do need to try and make our language in general less racist, I find it highly unlikely this guy had studied and knew full well the racist undertones of a breakfast mascot, and further that he decided it was his duty to perpetuate racism through it.

Think its more likely hes just a normal southern old ass insensitive racist dude.
 
2017-07-16 06:47:41 PM  

Sensei Can You See: The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.

When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"


"No, I'm firing warning shots with my .44 Magnum."
img.fark.net
 
2017-07-16 06:49:04 PM  
Maybe he just really likes pancakes
 
2017-07-16 06:50:29 PM  

Sensei Can You See: The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.

When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Before I could even quite grasp what he'd said he snapped on a glove, told me to drop trou, and did a prostate exam without really even asking or explaining what he was doing (I was young enough that I was only vaguely aware there WAS such as exam).

He said, "Prostate's okay! Sit tight!" stripped off the glove and left. A few minutes later a nurse came in with some stuff to sign for another referral for some blood work.

I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.


Some people pay good money for that experience.
 
2017-07-16 06:51:45 PM  
Was she buttery?
 
2017-07-16 06:51:51 PM  

Sensei Can You See: The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.

When I was in my late 20s the ex and I were trying to get her pregnant and went to a fertility specialist; my job was to provide a semen sample.

So I did and the fertility guy called and said my sperm count was pretty close to zero; they wanted me to go see a urologist.

The ex came with me because we both had appointments that day. I'd gone in a single day from not really thinking about my health, the way most 20-somethings do, to suddenly wondering why I was possibly sterile and if I had prostate cancer and so on. A very nervous day.

The ex and I are sitting in the exam room when the urologist comes bustling in. Without looking at me he's riffling through some stuff on a clipboard and says "So I hear you're shooting blanks! Hyuk hyuk hyuk!"

Before I could even quite grasp what he'd said he snapped on a glove, told me to drop trou, and did a prostate exam without really even asking or explaining what he was doing (I was young enough that I was only vaguely aware there WAS such as exam).

He said, "Prostate's okay! Sit tight!" stripped off the glove and left. A few minutes later a nurse came in with some stuff to sign for another referral for some blood work.

I wasn't offended; it was more that what he said was so rude and inappropriate it hardly registered until later--basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word with him.


thatsmyfetish.jpg
 
2017-07-16 06:53:03 PM  
steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net

It'll get you f*cked up!
 
2017-07-16 06:53:26 PM  

moothemagiccow: Sensei Can You See: I suppose the "shooting blanks" joke wasn't all that awful, but I'd never seen the guy before. The main issue I had was him doing a prostate check without asking if I wanted my ex to leave or even explaining what was about to happen or anything.

If I was a being checked for fertility at a farm and PETA saw it they'd be protesting at his office.

literally the funniest part
he just slammed his hand up your ass, said "ok!" and left forever

i also pictured him looking like this for some reason
[www.mediaite.com image 640x420]


img.fark.net

I was picturing him more like Governor Rick Scott.
 
2017-07-16 06:56:33 PM  
read the comments. They are everything one would expect.
 
2017-07-16 06:57:18 PM  

ommurgh: Its not appropriate by any means, and we do need to try and make our language in general less racist, I find it highly unlikely this guy had studied and knew full well the racist undertones of a breakfast mascot, and further that he decided it was his duty to perpetuate racism through it.

Think its more likely hes just a normal southern old ass insensitive racist dude.


Is he American and older than 40? Then he does, and your excuse is bullsh*t. I knew the racist undertones of Aunt Jemima before I was ten.
 
2017-07-16 06:57:21 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.


I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.
 
2017-07-16 06:57:22 PM  
There is a resemblance
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
Still not cool though
 
2017-07-16 06:58:05 PM  
I actually like it when people learn lessons in really embarrassing ways from social media.  some dipshiats need to learn these lessons in a hard, might-cost-you-a-lot-of-business kind of way.  i'm inclined to think this lady isnt the first he's dropped that kind of comment to, just the first to make a story out of it.  glad he got busted.

im not confident there will be a true sea change in the man, like real shame for being so stupid, but at the least he might learn not to make those kinds of comments out loud to anyone while at the office.
 
2017-07-16 06:58:38 PM  
I read the comments Ray.
 
2017-07-16 07:00:01 PM  
Sensei Can You See:

basically he came crashing in, made a horrible joke, stuck his finger up my ass and left without me actually exchanging a single word

Sounds like a successful date if you ask me.
 
2017-07-16 07:02:12 PM  

ommurgh: Its not appropriate by any means, and we do need to try and make our language in general less racist, I find it highly unlikely this guy had studied and knew full well the racist undertones of a breakfast mascot, and further that he decided it was his duty to perpetuate racism through it.

Think its more likely hes just a normal southern old ass insensitive racist dude.


wait
what
"he's not racist, he's just racist"
memphis is 61% black, it's not like his only exposure to black women was a farking syrup bottle
 
2017-07-16 07:02:36 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: How a modern-era doctor could believe calling a patient this name would be a so-called "blunder" isn't clear

I work with doctors. Just because they might know some stuff about medicine doesn't mean they can't be otherwise morons.


e.g., Ben Carson.
 
2017-07-16 07:05:23 PM  

Ooba Tooba: There is a resemblance
[img.fark.net image 422x750]
[img.fark.net image 425x256]
Still not cool though


i knew comic sans was evil

aunt jemima hasn't looked like that in decades
media4.s-nbcnews.com
 
2017-07-16 07:06:43 PM  

moothemagiccow: Ooba Tooba: There is a resemblance
[img.fark.net image 422x750]
[img.fark.net image 425x256]
Still not cool though

i knew comic sans was evil

aunt jemima hasn't looked like that in decades
[media4.s-nbcnews.com image 850x564]


Perhaps if she watched her caloric intake, she could look like the new Aunt Jemima
 
2017-07-16 07:08:26 PM  
Dr. Turner, you're a dope.

img.fark.net

So is the person who transcribed the story.

"It was an insult, racial ethnic insult, a joke. It's putting me on a level of someone who is subservient with a smile--kind of step and fetch it. It was very derogatory, very demeaning. Especially for someone who prides myself in being none of that," Carter said.

She meant Stepin Fetchit dumb ass. Getting that wrong is almost as insulting as calling her Aunt Jemima.
 
2017-07-16 07:11:25 PM  
Non apology apology

/ Giant Comet 2017!
 
2017-07-16 07:11:30 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Is he American and older than 40? Then he does, and your excuse is bullsh*t. I knew the racist undertones of Aunt Jemima before I was ten.


What if he's younger than 40? I'm 34 and just learned that Aunt Jemima is racist.

Of course I would never call anyone that because that's just farking stupid, but I wouldn't have immediately assumed racism if I saw someone else do it.
 
2017-07-16 07:12:03 PM  

moothemagiccow: i knew comic sans was evil


Comic sans came out in 1994. Don't blame... aw, shiat I'm not white-knighting a font.
 
2017-07-16 07:12:10 PM  

Repo Man: Dr. Turner, you're a dope.

[img.fark.net image 550x309]

So is the person who transcribed the story.

"It was an insult, racial ethnic insult, a joke. It's putting me on a level of someone who is subservient with a smile--kind of step and fetch it. It was very derogatory, very demeaning. Especially for someone who prides myself in being none of that," Carter said.

She meant Stepin Fetchit dumb ass. Getting that wrong is almost as insulting as calling her Aunt Jemima.


Hmm.. that they were aware of it is impressive. I blame autocorrect
 
2017-07-16 07:13:46 PM  
Need pic of patient to decide just how outraged I am.
 
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