they say that patience is a virtue; but of course, they say a lot of things... and i'm not a particularly good listener
actually, i am a good listener; i just have the memory of a goldfish. i can listen like nobody's business, all day long if need(more) be. try me. i can out listen anybody, like it were a contest or something. you'll run out of things to say before i run out of listening. just don't quiz me later. in one ear and out the other
probably in the right and out the left. it's the left brain that's the squishy one right? and that would be connected to the right ear, because of course that's exactly how anyone would design it, wouldn't they? right ear, left brain, truly appreciated, and then forgotten forever. although forever sounds kinda negative, and i don't want to be like that. crumudgeonly, luddite, tired, but appreciative
i appreciate your patience. i really do. i'll get there eventually. i'll do my best to catch up. i'm kinda slow, but eventually i'll get there. just don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. i don't want to disappoint you, although i'm sure there will be times
there are those times, of course, i'm sure everyone has them. i may just have more than my fair share of them, but it's not because i'm greedy. i didn't mean to take them all and leave you none. i'll share. go ahead. have an episode. i can wait. i can be patient, too
"Patients. We need more patients."
(more) "Yes, we need to stay strong and weather this tough time together. With patience."
"No, not patience. Patients."
"You're not gonna ask what I'm talking about?"
"No, because it doesn't seem like an idea that I should hear about. Knowing your usual line of thought, it's probably dangerous. Either to this hospital or to people in general. And knowing you, you'll probably end up convincing me that it's a good idea. I'd hate to see myself agreeing with you."
"I'm glad you approve. I guess that means I'm allowed to order that experimental drug we talked about last month."
"No. We didn't talk about it. You brought it up for the fifth time, and I struck it down. I don't like my patients going into a coma every time I dose them with medicine. What do you want to do to my patients, Helen?"
"Hey, I'm not Dr. Evil, you know, I care about patients too. This is not a scheme. I've heard they did some new tests on the medicine. Its probability of inducing coma, ACCIDENTALLY, upon every dosage has reduced by 30%, but-"
"But, of course."
"but the same company is working on another drug that they just told me about yesterday, and it's designed to wake people up from the aforementioned "accidentally-induced" coma."
"No, don't do that. Here's another development. Apparently, the drug's new iteration of this drug heals the body 35% faster during the comatose state."
"Yeah, maybe you should have read the report that I had given you before judging it."
"This is wrong. I know we're losing money, but it seems like a step too far."
"We're losing too much money. Don't worry, I'll handle the dirty work."