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Mon Oct 10, 2022, 08:21 AM Oct 2022

Anecdotal good news: [View all]

My first patient today was a lovely African-American woman whom I’ve treated for 30 years. She is in her 70s, dynamic, funny, tough, and smart. Our hygienist is out sick so I cleaned her teeth and afterwards I said, “The world‘s a mess - I hope you’re planning to vote.” And she looked at me and she said “Everybody’s planning to vote: my entire family, everyone on the block, they are going to the nursing homes and getting people out to vote one way or another because this is absolutely the worst it’s ever been.”

She went on to say, and I’m paraphrasing a bit, that the Republicans have plans which they execute for years and years and years while the Democrats play nice guy and wait for stuff to happen, and the time for being nice is over.

Needless to say we had a wonderful discussion after that with me quoting many of the stories and posts from this site and by the end my last comment was to her “You take care, see you in six months, and keep the faith!”

A great way to start the day…

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Anecdotal good news: [View all] PCIntern Oct 2022 OP
Great story! my son in law is from Aberdeen Scotland and has been here for 6 years.. samnsara Oct 2022 #1
One of the best posts I've read so far today. LOL. My dentist was bald so we had no discussions re SheilaAnn Oct 2022 #2
Congrats fo your SIL & the state of Alabama! SheltieLover Oct 2022 #3
PCIntern............ Upthevibe Oct 2022 #4
Thank you for sharing this most encouraging news. It certainly started my niyad Oct 2022 #5
My dentist Nanuke Oct 2022 #6
Fritz!!! PCIntern Oct 2022 #7
Mondale's loss, another moment when the nation was victimized by hype. jaxexpat Oct 2022 #14
Good! And yes and the time for being nice is over. LiberalFighter Oct 2022 #8
Sometimes nice is appropriate, sometimes it's not. hay rick Oct 2022 #9
Since I live among the Magats, gab13by13 Oct 2022 #10
Same here and its hard Tree Lady Oct 2022 #27
Good news, even anacdotal from a compatriot goes a long way. n/t Prairie_Seagull Oct 2022 #11
Cringe Sympthsical Oct 2022 #12
He has known her for 30 years . It might be different if she was a new customer JI7 Oct 2022 #15
Thanks Hekate Oct 2022 #16
It's unprofessional Sympthsical Oct 2022 #17
Ok PCIntern Oct 2022 #19
I imagine PCIntern has spoken to her about politics before wryter2000 Oct 2022 #25
He is also from a state where Democrats need high turnout among black voters JI7 Oct 2022 #30
Cheese stands alone sounds accurate. ShazzieB Oct 2022 #26
Absolutely right qazplm135 Oct 2022 #28
Joyous -- thanks Hekate Oct 2022 #13
my dentist is 180 degrees from you . retired marine , total athiest. AllaN01Bear Oct 2022 #18
K&R Blue Owl Oct 2022 #20
Nice to talk politics with like minded people who are sane. She is right, believe Republicans when Pepsidog Oct 2022 #21
It's like a bit of healing salve Mira Oct 2022 #22
You are funny! PCIntern Oct 2022 #23
Thanks, that is reassuring PatSeg Oct 2022 #24
Your patient is an amazing lady LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2022 #29
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