I’m still tryna figure out what I should do next time I step into a doctor’s office. Either at the hospital or at the local health centre.
I smile. I say hello. I explain my problem thoroughly. I ask questions. Not stupid questions.
And still I get the ‘glare’.
The glare that says: “Another stupid, clueless creature who doesn’t know anything!” *sighs*
I get talked down to. As if I’m a 4-year-old. As if my head’s filled with cotton. As if I’m a waste of space on this planet.
And the sad thing is, it happens in Mauritius only – well, that’s my experience. Unlike in the UK, where even the nurse talks to me as if I’m made of porcelain.
Are doctors (working) in Mauritius so jaded?