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#194021 - 01/27/08 02:34 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: pmbuko]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
To condemn disagreements -- which are an opportunity for discussion -- as something to avoid simply because they might turn out badly is like not wanting to have a pet because you might have to clean up a mess once in a while. The benefits outweigh the costs.

Your eloquence is divine. I bow to you, sir.

I think I can use that pet example with patients. Risk/benefit really gets across with some people. It's what governs most of what I do in the office every day. "Sure, this medicine may make you hungry, but it'll make you functional, too. Try not to eat more than you need and you won't gain weight. If, on the other hand, if you find the Cheetos suddenly irresistable and you gain a few pounds, then hey - at least you've got your life back."

I also agree with CV and the others that, knowing that the Axiom tongue was planted firmly in cheek, the letter was funny. To someone not in on the joke, maybe they'd raise an eyebrow.

No worries here.
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#194050 - 01/27/08 06:20 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: medic8r]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: medic8r

I also agree with CV and the others that, knowing that the Axiom tongue was planted firmly in cheek, the letter was funny. To someone not in on the joke, maybe they'd raise an eyebrow.

That was also my impression.
Perhaps if the context was applied in the article to give the readers an idea that the question and response was supposed to relay more humour.
e.g.
A question from a close female friend of the owner's wife went something like this...[followed by], and so Amie replied, "ok girlfriend, here's how it is...

The alternative is that some will (and have) read that question and glib reply (a good description) like it was a stereotypical ditzy blond "i know nothing about electronics" story who walked into a Future Shop and got the know it all 17 year old punker response.

Personally i thought the joke was easy to spot.
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#194053 - 01/27/08 07:48 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: chesseroo]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Seems rather odd to me that either Amie or Alan should feel the need to apologize to anyone on this site ... and even more odd that some folks here feel the need for an apology.

Who's site is this again? Anybody?
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#194061 - 01/27/08 09:17 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: RickF]
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Registered: 10/03/05
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Loc: Toronto
My thoughts exactly Rick. ;\) I don't get what all the fuss is about? I thought it was done in a lighthearted vane and got the message across in a tongue in cheek manner, instead of the usual serious factual replies. Never knew there were so many stuffed shirts around here. Apologies should be coming from some of the posters not Amie or Alan.
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#194065 - 01/27/08 10:03 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Which posters, specifically?

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#194067 - 01/27/08 10:36 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: CV]
medic8r Offline
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Oh, this is getting good! [sits back, pops a beer]
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#194073 - 01/27/08 10:50 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: medic8r]
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#194078 - 01/27/08 11:39 PM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: jakeman]
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: jakeman
My thoughts exactly Rick. ;\) I don't get what all the fuss is about? I thought it was done in a lighthearted vane and got the message across in a tongue in cheek manner, instead of the usual serious factual replies. Never knew there were so many stuffed shirts around here. Apologies should be coming from some of the posters not Amie or Alan.

Nice John. Personal insults always help keep things rolling right along.

Ummm......make that impersonal insults, which are actually worse. Since they indict no one specifically, they indict everyone in general.
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#194083 - 01/28/08 12:27 AM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: Ajax]
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No not everyone Jack, only those who take political correctness to silly levels. Most people, including myself, enjoyed the newsletter question/reply and caught the tongue in cheek aspect.
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#194084 - 01/28/08 12:37 AM Re: Axiom ‘s newsletter feature question [Re: jakeman]
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I finally read the article and it was funny.

Now if y'all will excuse me I gotta take my holiday tree down.

Fred
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