Please do not cry.
Dr Roids dark eyes gazed at Una, a blond
actress in her early forties. Crying
exacerbates depressive illness.
Im not ill.
suggests otherwise. Persistent sadness, loss of
Look, my husband
drowned last year, my daughters got an
inoperable brain tumour, and now my sons
lost a leg in a truck accident.
Failure to get over
personal loss indicates underlying
I cant just
simply get over it!
You can with
I dont want a
is effective with one hundred percent of patients.
Una leaned forward. Dont
you doctors know anything about individuality and
The doctor continued in a
monotone. Indeed yes. We are fully
trained to recognise and avoid deindividuation,
using personalisation techniques and
compassionate procedures. He smiled with
the flat warmth of an emoticon. But on the
premise that individuals react to pharmaceutical
intervention in ways which are scientifically
predetermined, your resistance is illogical.
Try this for empathy.
Una reached across and poked him in the eye.
There was a loud click and a whirr inside the
doctors skull. He reached into his pocket
for a large grey handkerchief and blew his nose.
were getting there with the new prototype,
Una said to her boss, as she hopped into his new
red Audi. He was crying as I left. I still
cant believe Im Mystery Shopper for
RoboDoc Corporation. Its such a dream job.