So you found yourself staring at my post, and made a conscious decision to take me seriously.
Really Chef.....you're a man smart enough (and have certainly seen my posts enough) to know I was making a
joke out of the ...rather one sidedness of your comment. (and if you read back on me, you'll see I routinely find this
kind of literary bait irresistible. :-) I didn't call your post a disservice to anyone, while I certainly could have.
But I saw your analogy as a bit extreme, I figured you'd intended it that way, so I played the devil's advocate with an
opposite extreme. Such is the mind of Meez.
On the other hand, I have in all serious had a similar (though not as extreme) scenario happen in an ER when my
daughter was young. It just goes to show the shoe does alternate feet, be it medical, the food industry, banks, or
your local Starbuck's. And while I'm expected to be tolerant of others' unknown situations, I feel I'm reasonable in
expecting likewise, yet don't always get it. And yes, the same has applied on the cookline.
All that being said, I suppose it was unfortunate you chose an analogy so close to your heart. Had I known this, I
probably would have used a different one to illustrate the opposite viewpoint--again, with tongue loosely in cheek.
So for that I do apologize, as I meant no serious disrespect to either you, your wife, or her profession.
And feel free to show your wife my post...you're both welcome to PM me with any questions about my true feelings
regarding the medical community.