April 10, 2005
Why former Marines would make the best doctors:
There is where any dreams I have of being an ideal physician hit the wall. There are some patients which need what I call "Gunny therapy." Gunny therapy is where you start smacking someone and yelling at them until they STFU and start making some sense. Most people who have ever appeared on Jerry Springer need a good dose of Gunny therapy. When some "out of control teen" comes marching out on stage dressed like a Harry Hines Hooker, flicking people off, and calling her mom a bitch, she needs Gunny therapy. She needs someone to come along, smack her briskly about the ears, and berate her for her poor behavior until she finally figures out that the beatings will continue until morale improves.
This child doesn't need to talk about his feelings. He doesn't need peer counseling. He doesn't need "A self affirmating environment producing synergistic moods conducive to realizing his full personhood." He needs someone to stand tall and give him a good, swift kick in the ass.
Posted by Deb at April 10, 2005 11:44 PM
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Doc Russia says that some people need Gunny Therapy. That's probably me right now, as I'm feeling unusually whiny and wimpy, and a good chunk of it is All My Own Fault. (h/t Marine Corps Moms.) But some of it isn't. I'll be moving to Omaha soon... [Read More]
Tracked on April 11, 2005 10:01 PM
Now I know why my grunt, when he graduated from the University of Parris Island a few years ago, began calling me "Gunny Mom"! I never tolerated whiners, liars, excuses or BS. It seems I was "preschool" for the Corps! He still calls me "Gunny Mom" as do his Marine buddies...I'm honored.
Posted by: OneMarinesMom at April 11, 2005 08:48 AM
HA! Before I even clicked on the rest of the story I knew it was Doc Russia! His trials through med school have been entertaining although he probably doesn't think so! ;-)
Posted by: JarheadDad at April 11, 2005 05:54 PM
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