Friday, June 12, 2009
In the doctor's parking lot I saw a car (BMW or Lexus or something of that ilk) with license plates reading "DMII". I figured it belonged to one of the endocrinologists. You know, DMII, diabetes mellitus type II? Clever, eh?
But then I started thinking. Isn't diabetes a chronic, debilitating disease that deleteriously affects the lives of millions of Americans? Are you really sure you want to be using "DMII" as a vanity plate on your fancy, ultra expensive luxury vehicle? Nothing says "compassionate doctor" like letting everyone know that at least someone, i.e YOU, is happy that diabetes happens to be so prevalent.
What if other specialists drove around with similar plates? You'd have the Urologist with "REDPEE". The surgeon with "ANALWART". The cardiologist with "HARTATAK". The dentist with "CAVITY". And of course, the oncologist with "CANCER!".