Smart-ass comments welcome!
[Note: this is cross-posted to vets2be]
Since I've been hearing it already, and I'm going to be hearing it the rest of my life, I decided I need some smart-ass replies to the inevitable phrase, "Oh, so you're not a REAL doctor?"
Because if you can't beat 'em, laugh at 'em. ;) Please, if you have any suggestions, pass them along!
Some of the ones I've already got to get you started:
"Real doctors treat more than one species."
"No, I just do twice the work for half the pay and the same amount of school loans."
"No, but I play one on t.v."
"Only REAL doctors go into work expecting to get shit on every day." (Or alternatively, expecting their patients to give them crap every day)
"No, I'm just a better diagnostician."
"I know more about zoonotic diseases than your 'real' doctors could ever dream of. Washed your hands lately?" (Or alternatively, "No, we're just the ones you'll be turning to for help when the bird flu pandemic starts wiping out human populations left and right" but that seemed a little too antagonistic/political to get into, especially given the lack of scientific data on the subject)
Critiques, comments, new suggestions welcome! :)