is it fair?

I love my Cardiology team. Actually interviewed them for the position 12.5 years ago and been with them ever since. Their philosophy and approach matched my goals, ie quality over quantity. Never regretted the decision but recently I've begin to wonder if my best interests are still number one.

During a recent visit, I discovered the office had a pool going on when I would finally give up. Here's the kicker that really concerns me...they won't let me get into the pool. They think I would cheat.

Now I ask you, is that fair?


Not fair

by Theknotguy - 2019-07-18 18:41:59

No, it isn't fair!!!

They probably figure you'll throw in with the PM tech and alter the results. 


Absolutely fair

by atiras - 2019-07-20 14:16:54

You're the only person who can determin absolutely when you throw in the towel -- of course they won't let you pretend to guess! 

What would they do with the winnings if you weren't around to collect?

Betting pool--pro's and con's

by Gotrhythm - 2019-07-20 16:32:16

Both Theknotguy and altiras offer strong arguments, but I think we should look at the big picture here.

Your quandary makes me think about life insurance, which is essentially a bet between you and the life insurance company.

You are betting that you will die before a certain date; they are betting that you won't.

If you win, you lose. If the insurance company wins, you also lose.

Here's the deal with the office pool. If you win, you won't be able to collect. Alll you will get is the pleasure of gasping out, "I told you so!"

So no. I don't think you should complain about the unfairness of it all.But you don't have ot sink quietly out of sight.

Because they are excluding you from the bet, until the fateful day, every time you show up in the office alive, you can chant, "na, na, na, na, na!"--a not-inconsiderable satisfaction.

You've got to get your jollies where you can.


by ROBO Pop - 2019-07-21 12:44:50

I'll give them a drop dead date, then the day after go in wearing a black cloak carrying a scythe and point at them as if to say I'm here for you...

I love messing with my medical team but they dish as good as they get. When SynCardia was talking to me about an artificial heart I asked what he would give for trade on the old one and my Cardiologist jumped in and told him my heart was worthless

Ah---an even better idea!

by Gotrhythm - 2019-07-21 15:34:19

Having a plan is always more satisfying, isn't it?

You know you're wired when...

You have a dymo-powered bike.

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