Friday, August 25, 2017

Doofus Of The Day #972


Thanks to several readers who sent in this and related links, we discover a particularly egregious variety of doofi.

Nurse Practioner Trish Patterson at Prestige Urgent Care said ... they haven't had any patients with damage from looking at the eclipse, but they've had a few customers experience pain after they put sunscreen in their eye Monday since they did not have protective glasses.

"One of my colleagues at moonlight here stated yesterday that they had patients presenting at their clinic that put sunscreen on their eyeball, and presented that they were having pain and they were referred to an ophthalmologist," Patterson said.

There's more at the link.

They put what on their what?

I . . . words fail me.  Sunscreen as a means to stare at the sun?  Is education - not to mention common sense - completely dead in this country?

I mean . . . really?




Peter

9 comments:

dave said...

...and their votes count the same as yours and mine!

Judy said...

"Is education - not to mention common sense - completely dead in this country?"

The short answer, "YUP!" A little longer one, "Pretty much!"

Suz said...

Judy beat me to it. Trust me, I could write a book...

Anonymous said...

Ask anyone in the medical field and they'll tell you stories that truly boggle the mind and turn the stomach. If something can be put where it shouldn't then it gets put there on a surprisingly regular basis.

I could tell you a recent one involving a lonely man, a box end wrench and the assistance of hospital maintenance and eventually the fire department but HIPAA and whatnot.

Randall Schuff said...

My wife has a dear friend that runs a dog boarding kennel. A client called in a panic and said that under no circumstances was her dog to be allowed outdoors during the eclipse. She read that if they looked at the sun they could go blind. Wait.....what!?? No doubt, people have lost the gift of rational thought.

Retired Spook said...

As my granddaughter keeps telling me, "We have reached the point, in this country, that common sense should be considered a super-power!"

Chas Clifton said...

I read an apparently true account of a woman spraying her children with bear spray (Capsaicin) because she thought that a grizzly bear was about to attack them. Same thought process?

Poodlehordeu said...

I showed your comment to my sister who taught high school for thirty-two years. After her jaw stopped dropping, she said that in all her years of teaching it never occurred to her that she had to tell her students not to use sunscreen in their eyes. But then she was teaching in rural schools.

Sam L. said...

The world is filled with idjits, but not completely. Small favors, etc., etc.