"You're a pediatrician? Well I bet that means you like kids, huh?"

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  1. Bernardo_11

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    I bet everyone in here has heard this statement and quite possibly you're beginning to feel the same way I do about it.

    Blatantly obvious. And yet one of the most overused sentences which come into the conversations we have in our daily lives. It's getting annoying.

    One day, in the most serious of tones, I'm going to reply "Not really. Kids and babies are just much easier to forcefully hold down"

    Feel free to come up with any clever replies to the title of this thread.

    Nardo
     
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    I really don't mind that one much, the one that annoys me is "A neonatologist! It must be really great to deliver new babies!!"

    uh no, not a chance I would ever do that for a living.
     
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    Me: "Actually, I want to work in the ICU, so mostly I like really sick kids."
    Non-medical person: ...
     
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    "No, I just like to stick sharp pointly things into kids' backs, arms, and legs. Or shove a plastic tube down their throats...nothing shuts 'em up faster". That response might raise a few eyebrows, but has a surprising level of truth in what we do.

    "Oh, no. My world begins at the END of the vagina...Ewww!"
     
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    I just want to be able to say that at work, I get to play Xbox and wear Winnie-the-Pooh neckties and still call myself a doctor.
     
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    That one doesn't get me so much.

    What I've really grown tired of, from residents and attendings in other fields, along with my classmates, are the "oh...peds...I hate kids" and "oh...peds...loved the kids, couldn't stand the parents" comments.
     
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    "Nah, I just figured it would help me pick up chicks."
     
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    I have one friend, who whenever he's my 'wingman', always goes to great lengths to tell the girls we meet that I'm going into pediatrics...so far it really hasn't worked all that well; but then again, it only takes one.
     
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  9. Bernardo_11

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    Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your take on it) most of the "chicks" who fall for it are single mothers.
     
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    At least you know they put out...

    I usually respond with 'no I just hate adults.'
     
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    :D Actually, that IS my honest to goodness reason for getting into peds.
     
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    I like a job where most of the people around you smile most of the time.
    Derm doesn't count because they're well rested.

    I understand when a 3 year-old cries from pain. That's okay. What I can't stand is the post-MI-cardiac cath 40-pack-year-history complaining about not being able to light up in their rooms and about how bad the hospital food is.
     
  13. Bernardo_11

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    More replies....

    "No, I just enjoy pissing off parents."

    "No, I own a huge amount of shares of Abbott Pharm, Inc"

    "No, it's just my mission to save the world... disproving grannie's 'old wives tales' one infant at a time"

    Keep em comin!
     
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    "Neonatologists are just little babies/pediatricians are just little kids"

    "I always wanted to cuddle my patients....this limited my specialty choices"
     
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    "Baby poop isn't as gross as old man poop"
    "Not really, kids are just easier to sell on the human trafficking market"
    "I found the only job where I can act like a 8 year old for the rest of my life"
    "Children fear me - I feel powerful"
    "Why?" *blank stare*
    "My favorite thing is to have no kids and get to tell everyone else how to raise theirs"
     
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    lol. i really enjoyed picturing that one. :]
     
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    Doesn't matter how annoying a screamin kid is...after 15 min I hand them off and they become parent's problem again!
     
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    You want to go into pediatrics?
    Yeah. Actually, I want to go into neonatology.
    Really? You can take care of my kids when I have them.
    You really don't want that.
     
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    :laugh::laugh:
    Nice! I seem to be the most empathetic with the first and last ones. Aww man did I hate it in my medicine/neurology/surgery rotations when the adults got their daiper changes. The last one... well as a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician... that's simply my line of work. :D
     
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    Same thing applies for DB Peds, Peds Neuro, Peds cardiology, oh and God forbid Peds Genetics.
     
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  21. Bernardo_11

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    And this would explain why the "Snuggle Bear" was your avatar for years.
     
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    If I really wanted to get blank stares and I was feeling incredibly ornery: "No, I just really like to be around dying kids."

    The funny thing is, I don't get the "You must like kids" as much as I get "I could never do that, it's too depressing [referring to the exposure to the sick and dying children or the inflicted trauma cases]"-mostly from others in medicine since we spend an inordinate amount of time around them.
     
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    "caus I got bullied in highschool and I want to have my revenge!" you know by poking them with big needles lmao
     

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