Just a quick side story from yesterday's doctor's appointment. :) Think of it as a BONUS! Woot! heehee
You know when you go to a new doctor and you have to fill out a "New Patient" questionnaire? Name, age, family and personal health history, lifestyle, etc?
Under lifestyle they always ask about smoking and drinking. Everywhere I have been, always, these are yes/no questions. As in "Do you smoke? _____yes _____no" and "Do you drink? _____yes _____no" with appropriate blanks to fill with the amount you smoke or drink if you check "yes".
The questionnaire I filled out yesterday was like that for smoking - yes or no. But for drinking? It said "How often do you drink [beer/wine/liquor]?" No "DO you drink yes or no". Just straight up "HOW OFTEN" which I thought was odd because it assumes that everyone drinks. I don't. I know other people who don't drink either. I don't even occasionally drink [holidays, parties, weddings] and could not tell you the last time I had a drink, honestly, so I wrote 0 and "I don't drink". I just found it weird that for smoking you were given an option but drinking you weren't. It was as if you had to admit to drinking some kind of alcohol recently or on a weekly basis. heehee
For what it is worth I have drank [drunk? drinked? giggle what is it?] alcohol before and I like to talk about it with people who drink - it's fun, but I honestly don't like the taste of any of it and it's expensive besides.
Anyhoodle - Have you guys ever seen a question posed like that? And don't you guys know other adults that don't drink? And not just people that are in AA* - aren't there some adults out there like us that just don't drink? Or do I live in a cave? giggle
Whatever, I just thought it was weird. Then again.....
*A very close friend [who is a member of AA] told me there were only two types of adults in the world "Those who drink and those in AA." When I asked him "What about me?" He just shrugged and told me I was unique. In more ways than one I'm sure. ::wink::
Have a good one Tadpoles. There's a "twofer" for ya'.
So no one thinks I am "bristling" about this [Thanks for the giggle Rudee :D] the CAPS in this post are used as emphasis, not yelling. Sorry if anyone thought this upset me or that I am too stupid to know why they have to ask about a patients drinking history. For the record - it isn't WHAT [emphasis] they asked, it was HOW [emphasis] they asked it that I thought was weird. WEIRD, not wrong or intrusive, just WEIRD like I said when I wrote the post yesterday. Besides, if I let something like this bug me I would have a pretty short [and pathetic] life expectancy, now wouldn't I?
Again, have a great weekend and we'll see ya on the flipside. Enjoy the gorgeous weather :D