My medical short cut wasn’t.
It’s risky to ditch a trusted supplier for a cheap unknown.
I just learned this the hard way.
And have a scar to prove it.
Free & Easy
I was across town, visiting Dad.
My sore ankle wasn’t improving, so he suggested I see his doctor.
He liked this doctor because he was:
By contrast, my excellent doctor was:
Seduced by the lure of cheap, easy health care, I went.
The doctor had the blank, far-off look that comes from doing something ten years too long.
With languid, cursory movements, he pronounced my tendons intact.
Eager for even more value, I next pointed to the freckle I’d gained in Bali.
He immediately said it had to be cut out.
This surprised me, as the spot was very small. I asked if he could try freezing it with liquid nitrogen first.
He grunted and fetched the hissing vial. Holding a swab at arm’s length, he poked at my face like an impressionist blocking a landscape in fading light.
As the nitrogen froze everything it touched, I didn’t realise he was attacking the wrong spot – a birthmark two centimetres from the freckle I’d indicated.
Back in my car, the mark turned red and throbbed to twice its normal size.
With my savings of time, money and effort more than negated, I searched for the silver lining of this upsetting experience.
So far, this blog post has been the sole ‘plus’.
It was always going to take a mighty fine offer for me to dump them.
I now plan to keep them for life.
How do you feel about your suppliers?
Do you cherish them like family, or chop and change to save a few bucks?
Have you ever switched horses mid-race, only to fall at the first hurdle?
I’ve faced my demon.
Let’s see yours.
Paul Hassing, Founder & Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire