The magazines in doctors' offices are old because you keep stealing the new ones


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#2

Ok, so now someone explain why the only magazines are Huntin’ An’ Fishin’ or Good Housewifing?


#3

I don’t steal them. Those magazines have been touched by sick people. I might catch something.

Plus, y’know, I have the internet in my pocket. Why would I want to read a magazine?


#4

I misread that as Good HouseWiFi.

See? I was right.


#5

Did you not read even the summary? It’s because the good ones, like People and Us, keep getting swiped.

Here’s an idea: remove the televisions from all waiting rooms and supply them with National Geographic or Smithsonian. You won’t be forced to read, even the pictures are filled with truth and beauty.


#6

BMJ is one of my favorite medical journals because they have a sense of humor; note, for example, this proposed randomized controlled trial of parachute use (there’s a problem recruiting participants). That having been said, they’re a bit behind the curve; whenever I or anyone else is at my doctor’s office, we’re checking our phones.


#7

RTFA. It’s right there. You just click. And read it. Surely that takes less work than logging in to make an inane comment!


#8

As a doctor’s receptionist, I can tell you that we never order any magazines. What we have just shows up, as if by magic. I think there’s some sort of mailing list that auto-generates office subscriptions. I’m currently getting GQ, Wired, and Marie Claire. In the past, we’ve had Architectural Digest, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, etc. We never get any bills. It’s bizarre.


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