By Anonymous / Thursday 22 March 2012 05:13 / United States - Federal Way
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  DocBastard  |  38

Hey, I resent that statement! Learning to write like a doctor is a long, painstaking process. You're not just BORN knowing how to chicken scratch indecipherably. It takes years of practice!

  Sebastian_NG  |  17

Sorry to say, but apparently writing like a doctot is a genetic trait, both my parents being doctors, I inherited their inability to write understandable letters. Seriously, if I probably try to do my 10 years old little cousin's homework, his teacher will tell him to stop making his little brother do his homework for him.
Also, and I can't stress this enough, I will never, ever be a doctor.

  WaSiSimiLang  |  8

Ok, what's with the stereotype? I always write in cursive and everyone that sees it comments that I should become a doctor someday. How does that even make sense? Sheesh. Fyl op I know how you feel.


you're right Doc. as the Medical Assistant, I have to learn to read that strange, alien/Arabic/kanji /Hebrew hybrid language you took the leisure of learning how to write in over the course of 6+ medical school years, in the course of two seconds. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CALL IN A PRESCRIPTION IF I CANT EVEN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LETTERS AND NUMBERS?!?!?

  NurseHolly  |  3

After a while you develop a strange ability to translate the Alien/Arabic chicken scratch into English... Especially if you work with the same doctors. You don't know how you know what the order is... You just know!

  Drigr  |  8

the world we live in has changed a lot. I remember when I was in the 34d or 4th grade, only about 10 years ago, we were forced to learn how to read and write cursive. The main reason was because by highschool, all written papers would be expected in cursive since it looks "more classy." Well by the time I hit middle school, and especially high school, things had changed so much that there were no such things as hand written final drafts, all of it was on the computer. And even a couple years after that by the time I graduated, half of our teachers were starting to turn to online methods of turning in our papers.

  MDTeddy  |  13

This is why the younger generation fails. Girls getting pregant? I wouldn't want to be that child born cause she forgot to take it out and swallow.

  sadistmonkey  |  19

And pinkcrayola's point (which perhaps could have been worded better) is that there are two possibilities: that the OP has inherently illegible handwriting, or that the writing would be legible to any normal person but that the student and parents are stupid. Not being able to read illegible handwriting is not the same thing as not being able to read cursive. We haven't seen the OP's handwriting so how are we to judge which of those possibilities is correct?

  runnamuk  |  6

This comment is missing the point. The problem isn't that the OP's handwriting was bad, it's that the parents and child confused it with Spanish. Spanish isn't just some indecipherable language; you can tell when something is in Spanish because it (gasp!) uses Spanish words. Looking at something and not being able to read it means the person who wrote it has terrible handwriting; looking at something you can't read and thinking that is must be Spanish means you're an idiot.

  sadistmonkey  |  19

Or, they didn't confuse it with Spanish at all, but used "Spanish" as a metaphor for something that is indecipherable to them. Sort of like saying "it's all Greek to me".

By  EyeCeYu  |  7

I never liked to write in cursive, but I atleast learned to read it! It's really not that hard to read. It just uses some curly lines and connects the letters.

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