The Misogynistic Moustachio

January 13, 2010 at 17:04 7 comments

I’ve never really met with much sexism in my line of work… hold on, scrap that – there are still hordes of patients and relatives who call me “Missy” and “Xiao Jie”, but they are, by and large, benign and even usually quite polite.

However, in the past few months, the (male) social worker in my ward has been getting on my nerves by, among other things, being a misogynistic arse. Never mind his habit of constantly interrupting me, or the rolled eyes that he thinks I am too dumb to notice. He has, on one occasion, directly addressed my (female) medical officer and me as “you people”, before laconically amending it to “oh, I meant you doctors“. More recently, there was another incident during which a patient walked into the interview room, looked at me and said, “Oh, a lady doctor.”

To which the social worker responded by snorting. Derisively.

I almost responded by telling the patient, “Yes, and that sound was made by this MALE social worker. You can tell he’s male by the enormous moustache.”

I try, of course, not to be that immature in public. There are such things as professional standards, ahem ahem.

Also, I can (and do) continue to amuse myself with fantasies of pulling off his bloody big moustache and stuffing the hairs into his eyeballs, and seeing how much he can roll them that way. MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. zensojourner  |  January 13, 2010 at 20:16

    too much antihistamines!

    • 2. Katie  |  January 14, 2010 at 21:05

      You think maybe I should progress to collecting cyanide?

  • 3. zensojourner  |  January 14, 2010 at 21:17

    arsenic prob more satisfying

  • 4. kel  |  January 21, 2010 at 23:46

    eeee.. no like this character.
    in other news, are you better physically?

    • 5. Katie  |  January 30, 2010 at 23:00

      Yup yup, thank you! You must be looking forward to your sabbatical. :)

      • 6. kel  |  January 31, 2010 at 00:40

        hehee.. YEAH~
        feel almost guilty for “taking a sabbatical”.. hvn’t even worked 6yrs yet.

      • 7. Katie  |  January 31, 2010 at 12:00

        Actually your break isn’t even all that long wat. In any case, I am envious!

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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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