Saturday, August 15, 2009
Questions at the doctor's office
Last week my wife took our kids to the clinic to get immunizations for school. I didn't go with her.
After I came home from work, I asked about how it went, if the kids cried, etc., etc.
My blood pressure began to rise when she told me that the nurse administering the immunizations, pulled out a questionnaire and started asking my wife and the kids questions.
The questions started like this, (to my wife) "How do you discipline your children?"
Wife replies, "We use timeouts." (We spank on occasion too.)
Then she turns to my kids, "Does mommy spank you?"
Kids, "Yeah, she spanks us."
Meanwhile, she's jotting down the kid's answers on her notepad.
The questions continue, "What do you eat for breakfast?, What do you eat for lunch?" Etc, etc...
Alright, this is not a WIC appointment. We are not on welfare, we are not at a government clinic, we are paying for the immunization ourselves- out of pocket to a private practitioner.
What in the world are they doing asking these types of questions? Whose database is this going into? Why didn't my wife say, "None of your business" and walk out? (My wife is not the survivalist/conspiracy nut that I am.)
These questions and more are going through my head and I need to call the clinic on Monday to find out what is going on.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'd like to hear about it.
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