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    [–] perth freeway drivers are retarded hummingkindle 0 points ago in perth

    Doesn't seem to bother the rest of the road users. Half our drivers seem to think that they can go over the limit their car shows them because they have a built in tolerance.

    Because then they're actually going the limit? Often they've either got a gps on telling them their actual speed, or have used a similar method to see how far out the car is. I regularly have my speedo showing ~64 in a 60 zone etc, as I know it's still just less than 60, and it's never bothered the cameras I drive past. If you're in the right lane, with a speedo showing 60 (in 60 zone), you're in the wrong place.

    Half the drivers go the limit because they don't want a ticket and be unable to defend themselves because their speedo said they were speeding.

    "My speedo said X" is not going to work to defend yourself anyway (unless you can prove some defect that your car shows a speed slower than its going, which it 99.9% won't)

    [–] perth freeway drivers are retarded hummingkindle 5 points ago in perth

    Because you're probably not actually going 61

    [–] My girlfriend (18F) of 8 months is insecure about my (18M) relationship with my best friend (19F). How can I reassure/help her? hummingkindle 10 points ago in relationships

    Maybe say good things to Bonita about Alex, so she starts to like her again, then hang out together for a bit (you mention the 2 girls don't really hang out much any more).

    Find someone to talk to that if they don't like Alex isn't a big deal. I.e. Especially not family. Even better, don't only vent about the bad things - make sure whoever you talk to about her gets a balanced picture

    [–] My girlfriend (18F) of 8 months is insecure about my (18M) relationship with my best friend (19F). How can I reassure/help her? hummingkindle 38 points ago in relationships

    Due to my closeness with Bonita, I will often come to her with issues between me and Alex (she and Alex were not very close, and they haven't talked much since camp ended). Because of what I've told Bonita, she began to dislike Alex.

    At one point, Alex asked me what Bonita thought of her. I decided that honesty is better than lying, and told her that although Bonita likes her as a person, she dislikes her as my girlfriend. Since then, Alex has been feeling like she is not good enough for me and that she's negatively impacting my mental health.

    Dude. If you're going to talk enough shit about your girlfriend to Bonita that she now dislikes her (which gf knows) obviously the gf isn't going to love it when your spend time together. Especially as you seem full of only praise for Bonita.

    [–] U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials hummingkindle 15 points ago in worldnews

    It also leaves the infant more susceptible to infection as the breast milk has all sorts of things from the mother's immune system in it to protect the infant, which they won't get from formula.

    [–] Do you follow makeup expiration dates? hummingkindle 6 points ago in muacjdiscussion

    You don't happen to have tried this with l'oréal lash paradise, have you? I bought it maybe a month or 2 ago, and loved it at first, but it's now so dry it's unuseable.

    [–] Thread: Simple Questions hummingkindle 2 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago) in MakeupAddiction

    Are you rubbing your face quite hard? I find that wipes can be quite abrasive and leave me a bit red and raw.

    [–] Looking for a non-matte but long lasting drugstore lipstick! (UK) hummingkindle 1 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    I'd go for one of those double ended long lasting lipstick + gloss combos. E.g. Rimmel provocalips.

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in perth

    Damn I thought you'd finally come to your senses and decided to stop explaining (?mansplaining) my own profession to me based on what you've seen on TV.

    Enjoy your holiday :)

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in perth

    I'm sure there were no other tests they could have done to test their assumptions were correct. /s

    Uh not really. If they thought she just had a viral URTI or whatever, they can't test for that. And its pretty hard to test for things which you don't know information to point you in the direction of. People don't just come in and get 16 blood tests, chest xray, MRI, colonoscopy, and an exercise stress test for any ailment. The investigations need to be guided by the history. This is one of the main things docs bitch about regarding TV shows. For the fifth time, life isn't like the movies.

    Well she better make sure she answers correctly or it's the wheelchair for her.

    This is one of the reasons you need to have good rapport with the patient - they are much more likely to give you information that they are embarrassed to disclose if they trust you, and are less likely to skip something that they think you wont care about if they know you care about them holistically.

    As for "taken notice of important things" that is just a vague, cover all statement.

    Oh, I'm sorry I put all of medicine and every disease ever into one vague, cover all statement instead of giving you exact examples for every disease.

    I love how you clearly try to ignore the fact you have been nasty person to me in the past.

    Again, no actual concrete examples of how I have been particularly nasty to you. I may have peppered a few minor quips about your arrogance or being nasty in there, but all with evidence and in context, and nothing like spending weeks and weeks calling you toxic, a narcissist, crazy, saying no one likes you, calling you a child, crazy cat lady, saying i feel sorry for your partner, etc just to try to make you feel bad. (You should really reread through the full conversation, you do not come off well, I'd actually forgotten a lot of it).

    I'm looking through now and the worst stuff I've said to you is like "not very nice" (which I've provided evidence of), "stupidly stubborn", "that makes you seem a bit unstable" (because I think at this point you were repeating youself over and over or something). The absolute worst is that I called you an awful person because of how much joy you seem to get trying to upset someone, which is entirely justified, because good people don't like making other people upset. I've never randomly come out and said that no one likes you, that I feel sorry for your wife or girlfriend, never accused you of having any personality disorders, smiled at the thought of you being upset, etc

    And again you call me a narcissist, but still haven't given any evidence of that either.

    My argument was always that good diagnosis trumps good communication.

    Ok so this doesn't actually make sense. It's a false dichotomy. There arent two groups of doctors, half of which have good communication skills and half have brilliant minds that can diagnose someone by looking at their elbow a la 'House MD'. If you imagine a Venn diagram of doctors, with a circle titled "doctors with good interpersonal skills", and another with "doctors who diagnose correctly more than 99% of the time" (we are assuming that all medicine is is diagnosing, and ignoring all of the more important stuff here, as you dont seem to get that its more important), the 99% diagnosis circle is entirely within the good interpersonal skills circle.

    Good interpersonal skills are essential to making a diagnosis. You can't do investigations (which you think are so important but any doctor will tell you are orders of magnitude less important than a good history) without a good history. You also need those same interpersonal skills for managing a patient, which is the hard part of medicine.

    Now, let us explore why we are talking about this in the first place. In one comment, after you told me multiple times to go away and study (another example of you trying to get me to finish the conversation because you like the last word), I said:

    You have very weird ideas of what happens in medical school. Do you think med students study 24 hours a day? Sorry to break it to you, but that's not required to be a good doctor, and is probably harmful. Being a well rounded individual with the ability to communicate is, however, required, and spare time and socialising is an important part of that.

    To which you replied:

    Hate to break it to you but no one wants a good doctor. We want an elite doctor. I'd rather an autistic savant than some chirpy halfwit that shouts "My bad! AD HOM! lol" after she kills me with her averageness.

    So, firstly, you have decided that you know more than me about medical school and that a healthy amount of study and a healthy amount of socialising will somehow make me a half-wit doctor, rather than an exceptional doctor. Secondly, I would really like your opinion after you or a loved one has had a long, traumatic, hospital experience. I chat to patients all day, every day, and what they care about is how well their doctor treats them as a person. They're all going to get good care from any doctor in Australia (ok there's the odd foreign badly trained one that someone got through the registration exams, or arrogant one but we'll get to that later), but these hospital visits are much less traumatic when you know what is going on, and you know that your doctor cares about you and wont forget about you or give up on you.

    You then go on to say things like:

    Elite doctors kill fewer the outliers.

    When you don't actually know how people are harmed in medicine. I try to use my much better knowledge of the profession to explain to you that there is much more harm from arrogant doctors than 'good' doctors'. Good doctors will diagnose most things, and if they cannot, they will refer to someone who can. Arrogant doctors are the ones who send home patients without any referral or follow up (likely what happened in your example), or don't do the compulsory testing because they think they know better than the guidelines (these are evidence based, very good, you should follow them).

    There are multiple inputs into the process (answers from patients, blood tests, throat culture tests, xrays, *grams, medical history) etc. If one of your inputs is weak you should still be able to derive an accurate diagnosis from the other inputs.

    Look, you really don't know enough about medicine to be making statements like this. This isn't true. As I explained above, you aren't going to be doing the right blood tests, cultures, imaging etc if you don't get your history right. You could be doing everything 'right' for this patient, but then you find out after 3 months of continuing or worsening symptoms that they've had diarrhoea on and off the whole time, but haven't told you because of that other time you scolded them and told them it wasn't important, or that they are embarrassed and don't trust you enough, or that you listed it off in a long list of symptoms you 'asked' them about by listing them in a monotone whilst typing at your keyboard. In this case study (which we really dont know anything about), she was a young indigenous girl. Indigenous people are very hard to get a good history from, as many have a general distrust of the medical system (due to historical issues), and its not in their culture to share these very personal things. When we have an Indigenous patient in a hospital that we want a good history from, often what they do is get us to go in there and talk to them daily to build a relationship, so we can get information from them that they would not be comfortable discussing with a stranger. Its still hard, but its something.

    Just... give it up. You don't know how this works, and are only having this argument with me because it was a good way to try to bring me down and because I said something, so, being quite the contrarian apparently, you just had to disagree with it.

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago) in perth

    Ok, so firstly on your accusation of a straw man: you are telling me that you can diagnose a complicated condition as well as a medical professional who has been trained for years. I don't see how its any different to anything that I mentioned. And is really remarkably arrogant.

    Secondly - your fun I-put-a-girl-in-wheelchair hypothetical. You seem to miss my entire point, and the point of all of my professors (who are doctors), that the girl would likely not be in the wheelchair if someone had asked the right questions, or taken notice of important things. You need rapport with a patient to elicit this information. How do you think someone is going to diagnose an issue without all of the information? You are basically telling me you know better than hundreds of doctors. For the third time, real medicine is not like House, and you do not know better than all these trained doctors.

    Moving to your accusation of me being a toxic person: As for the many other things you have called me, this is completely unfounded, and you have provided no evidence whatsoever for it. You apparently only think I'm toxic as I disagree with you and continue to argue with you (as you do with me), and tell you very true things, such as the fact that you dont know how to practise medicine any better than doctors or medical students. Note, that I do this without making random, unfounded accusations of your character (I called you mean and other such things a few times, but backed this up with evidence, oh and you also admitted it just then), telling you that you don't know anything about your field, and pretending that I know more about your field than you do. I would like to point your attention to the fact that this conversation is still spinning around in circles of you finding some way to try and attack me, me defending myself in a logical way, you letting that go as you realise that you shouldn't have gone there, and then you grasping for another thing to attack me on.

    On your point of programmers not needing a degree to practise solo - this again highlights your lack of knowledge of the medical profession. Doctors who have completed their medical degree do not practise solo either. They either stay in team based care (interns, residents, registrars, consultants all together - do you even know what these terms mean without google?), or go to private practice after many years of training. Medicine is a team based activity and most of what you do is run by a senior- another reason that I mentioned that you need to have adequate social skills to be in your patients' best interests. It also doesn't actually argue against the fact that whilst I do not have a completed medical degree, I have more than six years education in the human body and its physiology and pathologies. Whilst this does not mean that I can diagnose and treat solo, it means that I know enough to contribute to the team, and much, much, much more than you.

    I really don't know why you have chosen "doctors need good social skills" to be your hill to die on. Its true, and it has been told to us hundreds of times that being a team player, building rapport with your patients, and communicating well with other medical professions to advocate for your patients is in their best interests.

    Oh wow, I've never heard of the Dunning Kruger effect. You're soooo knowledgeable

    Lol I really don't know what you're getting at with this, I'm literally talking about something so well known that it hits the front page. I don't know how you took that as me saying I'm "so knowledgeable". I saw it and thought "wow that's so relevant" as there's someone who doesn't know anything about medicine, education in medicine, or working in medicine who thinks they know better than me and the docs how medicine works.

    Edit: I know you love to not do any reading that I recommend (just in case it makes too much sense?) but here is a link discussing the importance of doctor-patient communication. (I don't know if you can get onto it as I'm logged into my uni wifi, but its a good starting point. If not I'll be happy to send you a PDF.) There are THOUSANDS of papers written and published on this topic. The fact that you are still arguing this is... astounding. Why have you chosen this hill to die on? I feel like its purely due to the fact that I said it, and so you have decided that its incorrect for this illogical reason.

    link

    Its got fun sentences such as "Patients reporting good communication with their doctor are more likely to be satisfied with their care, and especially to share pertinent information for accurate diagnosis of their problems, follow advice, and adhere to the prescribed treatment", and, and I know this is a change for you, is evidence based.

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 16 days ago) in perth

    Actually, yes you do (or a med degree with psych training, or some clinical nurses can I think). You can say someone has what you, as an untrained layperson, thinks is narcissistic traits, but you can't diagnose narcissism.

    Just because you repeat it doesn't make it true. Argumentum ad nauseam.

    Lol ok, you can go around diagnosing people with lupus or pancreatic cancer as a layperson then, if you think you know better than doctors (particularly psychiatrists). The worst kind of patient.

    Seeing if you can resist is different to requesting you to stop. Your statement was requesting me to stop: "Don't you have anything better to do?"

    No it wasn't lol. Its obvious goading into doing something. By your same logic asking "don't you have anything better to do?" is literally asking if you have anything else you could be doing today. They're both not straight up "please stop" requests but designed to make the commenter feel negatively about replying.

    Not letting a child have what they want isn't harassment. You would reply even if I made zero accusations on your character.

    Ok, so try being nice then, and not calling me a child, narcissist etc (which you have still not provided specific evidence for). Also try talking about things you know about, so I don't have to correct your ignorance.

    Oh my God, stop acting like you know anything at all about medicine.

    lol, I forgot that in your mind I need a degree to be able comment on anything!

    This is really funny because you're the one who tried to tell me that I'm not "educated in anything" because you thought I didn't have a degree.

    You're not a doctor, so by your logic: Stop pretending you know anything about medicine you have no qualifications!

    OK so firstly, I never did anything that would require being a doctor, I.e. Diagnose anything (unlike you), prescribe medicine, say I was a doctor. Secondly, even if I did talk about actual patient based medicine (e.g. Say you have symptoms of disease X and I say you should see your doctor), it's because I have 6+ years of university education if the human body, and know enough to suggest something to be confirmed by a doc, as its literally what I do all day. Now, thirdly, and importantly, I didn't actually do that, and instead spoke about the journey of medical school and education, which I do know 100% about, as I've gone through medical education. Now, even more importantly, on everything I just listed, I know about 100000000000x as much as you do, and pretty much everything you said was categorically untrue.

    Nope, good communication/listening/caring doesn't make you good at diagnosis. Being good at diagnosis makes you good at diagnosis.

    Except rheumatic fever, particularly in an aboriginal child, is an easy as fuck diagnosis if you listen to what the patient says and take their symptoms seriously. Ask any doctor (even fucking radiologists have told us this) and they will tell you that a history is worth 95%, a physical examination 3%, and imaging 2% (approx figures multiple doctors have told us). If you can't take a decent history, which requires good communication and rapport with the patient, you will never be able to diagnose. I literally dare you to find a doctor or someone in the medical faculty and tell them this: "Nope, good communication/listening/caring doesn't make you good at diagnosis." I'd like to know what you think "being good at diagnosis" entails (in more detail than "being good at diagnosis"). And yes, I will be bringing that up in study group today because it's fucking hilarious to us that someone would say that, and goes against everything we've been told from gasp real actual doctors who know what they're talking about. But, of course, you think you know better about being a doctor than doctors. (And more about medical school than medical students)

    Edit: also you're assuming that the hard part of medicine is diagnosis. Real life isn't like House. Diagnosis isn't the hard part. Managing the patient presents with many more problems and requires communication to the patient about what they need to do, how their treatment is going, investigations they will need to get, etc. But also, possibly more importantly, communication with other doctors/nurses/labs/bed managers/allied health. There is a reason that most wards have meetings of 20+ people daily or at least a few times a week. End Edit.

    Again, you're talking about things you dont understand. I've been doing this, and talking and examining patients daily, and bringing a list of differential diagnoses to my seniors for years.

    Lol what? My six and a half years of tertiary education, previous degree, and previous honours says otherwise.

    All of which is useless until you get "Dr" in front of your name.

    Yes, in exactly the way that none of your code worked until the day you got your degree and suddenly it magically worked. I really wonder how my boyfriend manages at his programming job whilst still finishing his degree, he must just be sitting there staring at the sky. Again, you don't know what you're talking about. It's also, again, really funny that a few lines above that you said "lol, I forgot that in your mind I need a degree to be able comment on anything!". So make up your mind, does one need a completed degree to comment on something, or not?

    Note: As a scientific/social experiment I have decided to make zero character accusations in this reply.

    Lol yes you did. You called me a child. You also still defended your "diagnosis" (lol) of me as a narcissist, and told me I don't know anything about the field I've been in for years. You literally cannot help yourself from insulting someone lol.

    Tl;dr you don't know more about how to practise medicine than either doctors or medical students, and you don't know more about the requirements of medical school than medical students. The arrogance you must have to think you know more about medicine than actual doctors is hilarious.

    It's really fitting that something about the Dunning Kruger effect has just hit front page. I suggest you read about it (though I know you prefer to live in ignorance rather than look something up, you've shown that since around the second comment you wrote back to me).

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in perth

    lol, I don't need a psych degree to diagnose narcissism just as I don't need med degree to diagnose a splinter.

    Actually, yes you do (or a med degree with psych training, or some clinical nurses can I think). You can say someone has what you, as an untrained layperson, thinks is narcissistic traits, but you can't diagnose narcissism.

    Oh I'm harassing you now am I? LOL!! martyr complex mixed with narcissism, such a great combo.

    I would really like any evidence whatsoever of narcissism. You've yet to specifically mention anything at all.

    And yes, it's unwanted repeated communication. You've admitted that you're only doing it to try to upset me, and you've shown joy at the right of me being upset: "You're upset :)" You really don't have a defence there - you're just trying to be nasty.

    You are free to keep replying I'm not trying to stop you, you were one asking me to stop replying when you said "Haven't you got anything better to do?".

    Telling me that it's somehow wrong that I'm replying, and trying to put the onus on me to stop is trying to stop me. I read through the first comments and you first said that to me two weeks ago, "let's see if you can resist replying", that's before I ever said "havent you got anything better to do?"

    I couldn't care less about getting the last word apart from denying you of it because I know how much not getting it irks you.

    OK so you're talking to me just to try and irk me. That sounds a lot like harassment. Quick google def is "the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions". You know it's unwanted, and it's continuous. I reply because for some reason I have to defend myself against entirely unfounded accusations on my character.

    Again, you have no evidence for this at all. The only crazy thing I'm doing is continuing a conversation with someone who replies to me. You're doing exactly the same. But you know, while we're here, let's make fun of the mentally ill, they're an easy target! /s

    The evidence is this thread.

    OK, specifically where. Actual specific evidence please.

    the vast, vast, majority of patients I've seen want and need a doctor who will help them get better and be nice and respectful, and communicate well in the process

    It's not about the majority though is it, it's about the statistical outliers

    Good doctors never kill the majority, they kill the outliers.

    Elite doctors kill fewer the outliers.

    That's why people don't want good, they want elite.

    Oh my God, stop acting like you know anything at all about medicine. Everything you're saying is entirely conjecture, and false. Many more people are killed by arrogant overconfident doctors than doctors who miss something. If a doctor doesn't diagnose obvious rheumatic fever in a young aboriginal girl, then yes, they're an awful bloody doctor, but it's not because they lack knowledge, it's because they don't communicate with their patient well, and probably just sent them home with a diagnosis of a viral throat infection instead of listening and caring.

    Furthermore, no one directly out of medical school is anything special anyway

    The thought process of a lazy minded student on display.

    Lol, as usual, you really haven't got a clue what you're talking about. I honestly suggest you somehow come and do some work experience with medical students and junior doctors to see what goes on. Do you expect medical students to come out of uni ready to be consultants, run a whole emergency department, do full surgeries? No. They spend years doing paperwork, discharge summaries, being paged in the middle of the night to chart paracetamol, triaging patients, writing notes, and learning among the way, and this is before they go into training pathways. Like... Your lack of ability to accept that you don't know how medical training works is astounding.

    You seem to have assumed I have some kind of superiority complex

    Ain't no assumption, objective observation.

    Uh, where? Just because I know more than you in specific subjects? All you can say is these random accusations of narcissism, superiority complex, etc etc, but are unable to give any specific examples.

    I simply called you on your bullshit counter and you couldn't handle it.

    Lol, again, where? I also love how you're saying nearly the same thing word for word back to me as I said to you.

    or have more knowledge than you in areas in which I have been actually educated

    You're not educated in anything so far.

    Lol what? My six and a half years of tertiary education, previous degree, and previous honours says otherwise.

    Well, I don't have this superiority complex you've tried to conjure up, so you're barking up the wrong tree there.

    Yeh ya do.

    Dude, you're really going to have to show some evidence at some point.

    Tl;dr

    1. You need to give evidence when making random statements which seem to not be grounded in fact whatsoever. That's a basic principle of a debate.

    2. You honestly really need to stop talking about stuff you don't know anything about. It's getting repetitive you coming up with random "facts" about medicine or doctors or logical fallacies or whatever else we've talked about when you realllllyyyy haven't got a clue. Stick to coding, ok? I'm not going to pretend I know much about computer science, so you can stop pretending you know anything at all about medical education and training.

    3. You've admitted you're only continuing this conversation to try and upset me, so maybe think about why it's so important to you to try and upset some random girl you've never met, who somehow triggered you by asking you to google something. Don't you have another way of bringing yourself up without trying to bring others down?

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 18 days ago) in perth

    If you weren't a narcissist you'd realise the only person you're embarrassing is yourself.

    What is it with you and unfounded assumptions? Firstly, not a narcissist, secondly, not sure how sharing a funny anecdote makes me one. Again, you have no psych training and you've never met me, so, as usual, you have no idea what youre talking about. Like seriously, stop talking out of your arse.

    Oh look how Ms "You should nicer" is leading by example again! Woo. You go girl. Show us that nice streak! :D

    Making objective observations doesn't make me a bad person. Trying to make me feel bad by saying random unfounded stuff (I'm a narcissist, people only tolerate me, etc etc) does. Especially given the pleasure and general glee you seem to get from harassing someone on the internet.

    I really don't see how you're trying to tell me that I'm not 'allowed' to reply, but you are?? Little hypocritical don't you think? (though to be honest that's a pattern that I've seen a lot with you).

    You say: Don't you have anything better to do than reply?

    I say: Don't YOU have anything better to do than reply?

    You say: HYPOCRITE!

    I'm not sure what you're getting at here. But you seem to have missed my point that you are trying to put all the responsibility on me to stop replying. You've done this twice now, firstly ages ago when you said "let's see if you can resist replying", and then recently when you had a go at me for replying days after the conversation had apparently "died off", though what metric you are using to measure this I don't know. You are just as welcome to go away, I'm not sure why you think it's my responsibility? Are you just used to everyone in your life letting you get the last word in and can't comprehend how that's not your God given right?

    You do realise you are beyond cat lady levels of crazy?

    Again, you have no evidence for this at all. The only crazy thing I'm doing is continuing a conversation with someone who replies to me. You're doing exactly the same. But you know, while we're here, let's make fun of the mentally ill, they're an easy target! /s

    good doctor

    Hate to break it to you but no one wants a good doctor. We want an elite doctor. I'd rather an autistic savant than some chirpy halfwit that shouts "My bad! AD HOM! lol" after she kills me with her averageness.

    I don't know about you, or which TV shows you have been watching , but the vast, vast, majority of patients I've seen want and need a doctor who will help them get better and be nice and respectful, and communicate well in the process. You seem to think people need or want Dr House, which is entirely untrue as a) medicine really isn't that hard 99.9999999999999999% of the time, and b) patients do NOT respond well to that, and c) autistic savants do not gradually graduate medical school as they tend fail their osces. Furthermore, no one directly out of medical school is anything special anyway. That comes later, after years and years of experience working as a doctor and finishing your training.

    I'm also not sure why you think that if you don't spent 25 hours a day studying you'd be a chirpy half wit? Also, funny that you're now making fun of "ad hom!" given that it's a parody of what you were repeating ad nauseum to begin with. Congratulations, you've gone full circle.

    I assume you are trying to call me average as you think I will keel over and die as I think so highly of myself that I could never be average? Sorry but that plan's not going to work. We all suffer from some sort of imposter syndrome and are generally pretty happy being average. You seem to have assumed I have some kind of superiority complex based on the fact that I dared argue back to you, (or have more knowledge than you in areas in which I have been actually educated). Well, I don't have this superiority complex you've tried to conjure up, so you're barking up the wrong tree there.

    [–] Perth landlord laughs at desperate renter after changing the locks and dumping his belongings in garbage bags just ONE DAY after giving him notice to leave hummingkindle 1 points ago * (lasted edited 19 days ago) in perth

    Makes a poor attempt to make me feel bad by telling me I'm a meme amongst her and her friends and then proceeds to lecture me on how I should try being a nice person.

    If something is ridiculous and funny, I'm going to share it with my friends. Soz if that embarrasses you.

    Too bad for you my decades of online gaming have made me basically immune to all insults.

    Ohhh that makes sense as to why you're such an awful person - You're just used to abusing people online. Is it some weird trying-to-be-alpha thing that you have going on where your self worth depends on brow beating a stranger into submission?

    Oh you want to go there? You're the one that keeps replying days after the conversation has died off.

    ??? I really don't see how you're trying to tell me that I'm not 'allowed' to reply, but you are?? Little hypocritical don't you think? (though to be honest that's a pattern that I've seen a lot with you). I'm not sure why there are suddenly double standards here - You're just as welcome to stop replying. I don't log in every day sometimes, or multiple times a day so I'm not sure how you're holding that against me??

    Maybe the time you spent arguing with me would have been better spent learning how not to kill humans by medical malpractice. Doctors and hubris are a deadly combination.

    My social life is good, maybe you should do less socialising and concentrate on being good at being a human car mechanic - people are relying on you not to screw up at your job - you should be learning more instead of arguing with me.

    I'm not going to ask you "Do you have nothing better to do?" because the answer is obvious: Yes you do have something better to do (learn) but you keep choosing to seek my validation.

    You have very weird ideas of what happens in medical school. Do you think med students study 24 hours a day? Sorry to break it to you, but that's not required to be a good doctor, and is probably harmful. Being a well rounded individual with the ability to communicate is, however, required, and spare time and socialising is an important part of that. I think you'd have a stroke if you saw how much not-work and drinking/memeing/gaming/fucking/lazing/drinking/procrastinating/eating/laughing/sleeping/etc went on. Med students are a very fun group of people, and I think not what you are imagining at all.

    But again, you're talking about something that you have no idea about. jesus this pattern just doesn't go away, does it?

    I have plenty of time to write replies while my code compiles.

    And I have plenty of time after ward rounds, between clinics, during coffee runs, and on my overnights.

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    It's funny how this conversation is now just a cycle of you trying to attack me personally in some random unfounded way (that my friends just tolerate me, that I disrupt study group, that I'm seeking external validation by sharing funny stories etc), then me telling you how that is untrue and a huge, incorrect assumption, and then you trying to find some other way to personally attack me, and repeat. Even better given that you spent days shouting on about ad hominem. Do you have nothing better to do? Do you spout this much vitriol to everyone who calls you out? Why is attempting to upset a stranger so important to you? Maybe try being nicer all round. It'll make your life much easier and simpler.

    Also, if you think sharing humerous anecdotes with friends is seeking external validation you need to spend more time socialising.

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    Uh yes, why would I not tell my boyfriend what I'm doing when I'm typing away on my phone and he asks? And yes, I'm going to show my friends this humorous conversation, in the same way as we show funny photos to each other.

    I don't see me being upset? I just see you making more and more assumptions, as, as usual, you don't have a clue what you're talking about. It's definitely a pattern I'm seeing...

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    Nah, just mocking a child disrupting a study group

    Lol idk what you think happens in study group but that's pretty par for the course in mine. We don't have sticks up our asses, we enjoy our time, and all of us will take the piss if someone is being ridiculous. How else do you think we study for 7 years?

    bunch of strangers

    Yes, my closest friends.

    I thought you didn't like it when someone made assumptions? Looks like someone got a little upset that people might find their ridiculous behaviour amusing. I'm really not sure how you would expect people to react to how you, an apparently adult (wo)man, has behaved here.

    Edit: also about your whole tactic of trying to tell me people only tolerate me - what is this based on? The only thing that I can see I've shown as a negative characteristic in this conversation is being argumentative, but you have shown yourself to be just as argumentative and probably more stubborn than I have. So if you're assuming that people only "tolerate" me, I'm going to have to assume that you've got that from first hand experience.

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    Oh look, more logical fallacies that you don't understand that you try and throw back in my face.

    Fun fact, youre a meme in my study group now. Every time we don't know the answer to a palm card we shout "AD HOM". It's a blast. Because that's how ridiculous you are. Aren't you meant to be like... A real life adult with a house and a job? You could easily have spent the time you spend replying to me actually reading up on these things, yet you decide to stay wilfully ignorant.

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    As you're accusing me of a logical fallacy, and you do love being a hypocrite so much, I'd suggest that you look up "argumentum ad nauseum". But then again, you do so wish to be wilfully ignorant.

    Some people just can't be helped.