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Medical commercials in a medical office
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So I'm starting a new job. As with many jobs, taking a drug test is part of the hiring process. This afternoon I went to a medical clinic near my home to take said test, since it's a convenient location and it's one of the places where my future employer is willing to pay for the test. I've been pretty healthy over the years - believe it or not, this is probably the first time I've had any sort of medical test done since I was a baby. But I digress.

I was sitting in the waiting area. In the corner of the room was a TV showing one of those corny "which wedding dress should she get" shows. TV being TV, it soon went to a commercial break. At that moment, I realized that medical-related commercials sound absolutely terrifying when you're in a doctor's office - even when you're there for the most mundane, lowest-risk procedure possible. There was an ad for a prescription drug with all its glorious side effects and warnings, as well as a suin' attorney promoting his class-action lawsuit against the maker of some questionable-quality medical product. That was about all I noticed before I went in to do... well, you probably know.

The moral of the story? There isn't one. Maybe doctor's offices should try to avoid TV channels that are constantly advertising pharmaceuticals and lawyers, but then again, that's the majority of TV channels these days. I guess the Cartoon Network might still be safe. Alternatively, they could put on streams of my games - not all of them involve drugs or lawyers.
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Gotta love it when that kind of perfect placement occurs. The idea of a stream of Vinny games in a medical office is more amusing to me than it probably should be.

Also, congratulations on acquiring a job!
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Thanks! I'm not sure whether a stream of Revenge of the Walrus or Cheerwine Deluxe 3 would be a calming influence... but I'd still rather see that than laundry lists of fascinating side effects or an invitation to sue a medical device company that maybe made a major oops!
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