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  •  Auto mechanics would be another analogy (5+ / 0-)

    Parts and labor, with a minimum labor charge. Your approach makes it easier on you, the doc, the office scheduler, etc. Many (most?) folk don't plan that well, and raise their questions about other unrelated problems in a sort of afterthought "while I'm here I might as well ask about...."  

    It's also, I'm sure, a result of a sort of superstitious denial mechanism. Don't say out loud to the doc's office that there's a worrisome lump - make an appointment about allergies or something, then just mention in passing about the lump when the visit is about to end. Obviously, that sets the problem up to be just a casual nuisance and nothing scary serious.

    "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 02:03:36 PM PDT

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