Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A conversation I never should have overheard at my doctor's office

Last week I had my annual exam at my gyn.  Mind you, I go to a Catholic doctor who has an office at our Catholic hospital.  On the other hand, they do distribute contraception, do referrals for IVF, surrogacy, and other ART's, so it's not as strictly Catholic as I'd like, but I do love my doc and she's extremely supportive of my beliefs.

As I was checking in for my appointment, I overheard a conversation between two nurses back in a corner behind the reception desk.  They were talking about getting their contraception, how much they get, where they get it from, etc.  Which is inappropriate for a number of reasons: 1) it's simply unprofessional no matter where you are, to be talking casually about your birth control within earshot of patients, and 2) because you're employed by a Catholic institution.

One nurse asked the other, "Do you use it for medical reasons?"  I was trying to be stealth, but I had to look up at this point.  I saw the other nurse give her a little smirk and shake her head and they both laughed.  Oh...HILARIOUS!  Good thing those stupid Catholics (you know...the ones who already pay your salary) are gonna be forced to buy it for you in the future!!  Wheee!!!

God help those women.


  1. I admire your restraint; I don't think I would have been able to keep my mouth shut.

    But yes, very unprofessional to discuss with patients in earshot.

  2. Oh... I could tell you stories of some of the convos I've heard at my Catholic hospital...

  3. Wow... that's... special. Ugh.