When I gripe, frankly it’s like the things and people you gripe about, just in my situation. It’s the 1/10th of a percent who make you wonder why you do you job, as they can suck they joy out of any moment. If you work with the public in any way, you know how easy it is to generalize that ‘everyone is an idiot’, and that’s bad for your practice as a doc and your soul as a person. Sometimes t’s hard to remember that.
This is not to say that the unpleasant experiences don’t happen; they do. This is not to say there aren’t decidedly unpleasant people; there are. Stress ‘accentuates the personality’, and some personalities don’t need sharpening to cause pain.
I tell you this to explain, oddly, why I’ve decided not to rant about some recent interactions with the people referenced above. The rant is my post of choice, and it’s odd but I don’t want to right now. That’ll change, but it’s foregone currently.
Maybe I’m growing up, or old, or just bored / boring, but for now I’m going to let it go.