Friday, January 4, 2008

you might be an MT...



You might be a medical transcriptionist if/when:

The last book you read on vacation was a diagnostic guide to
tendon injuries.

You refer to making your holiday turkey as prepping and
draping in the usual sterile fashion.

You offer your landscaper 7 cents per line of grass for mowing
your lawn.

You press the left pedal in your car and you're surprised when
the car doesn't go into reverse.

You can fix stuck keys on your computer keyboard by turning it
upside down and banging out the crumbs.

You have a Mr. Coffee within arm's reach of your desk.

The first place your husband and children look for you is at your
desk rather than in the kitchen.

You step on people's left feet to get them to repeat what they
just said.

You are the only one in your family who can understand the
clerks at the 7-11.

Your friends want you to go to their doctor appointments with
them so you can act as an interpreter.

You get an invitation to something that specifies "work
attire" and you wonder if that means fluffy slippers, flip
flops - or if it would be okay to show up barefoot.

You go to start the car to go to the grocery store and find
the battery is dead. You don't know how long it's been dead.


It is scary how many of these are true!

6 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

But at least we're not commuting 2-3 hours a day. Thank goodness.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Good morning, Susan. I have a little something for you over at my place today: http://wordsfromawordsmith.blogspot.com/2008/01/mwah.html

CONNIE W said...

Did that for 17 years...in DH's office. I know exactly of what you write!

Byron said...

Thanks for posting this. My sister Pam was a medical transcriptionist when she was living. She would have really loved reading that.

colleen said...

Oh, so that's what you do. I look at most stuff with a writing metaphor. Like when I clean my house from clutter I think of myself as cutting and editing it!

Mimi said...

Don't think I'd be a very good transcriptionist but in desperation I'm going to try being a demo lady, what a trip.

Mimi