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Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:32 AM

Of all mornings I am now stuck in a dentist's waiting...

... room as a G.O.W.G. ... grumpy old white guy.. got up and turned the TV from CNN to Fox.

I went out into the hall.

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Reply Of all mornings I am now stuck in a dentist's waiting... (Original post)
Botany Jan 2020 OP
marble falls Jan 2020 #1
redstatebluegirl Jan 2020 #3
marble falls Jan 2020 #4
MontanaMama Jan 2020 #2
marble falls Jan 2020 #6
Hortensis Jan 2020 #5
Botany Jan 2020 #8
Hortensis Jan 2020 #12
Freddie Jan 2020 #13
blueinredohio Jan 2020 #7
JHB Jan 2020 #9
dubyadiprecession Jan 2020 #10
mnhtnbb Jan 2020 #11
Botany Jan 2020 #14

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:38 AM

1. I'm a grumpy old white guy that would change it right back, I'm one of many grumpy ...

old white guys who with our brothers and sisters, young and old, white and of color got Fox turned off every TV in Temple VA.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:42 AM

3. I'm a grumpy old white girl and I would change it right back as well.

I don't suffer fools quietly.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:45 AM

4. I'm with you 100% sister!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:40 AM

2. I'm surprised and not surprised

that the front desk let that fly. I worked in the front office of a high end dds practice for 21 years...I would only allow neutral programming on our tv...food network, hgtv, travel channel. Folks are nervous enough going to the dentist...the news, especially Faux is too stressful

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:48 AM

6. It was causing fist fights at the VA. I can watch "Leave it to Beaver", "Perry Mason" ...

History Channel - no problems. Fox was actually skewing blood pressure and heart rates in some vets.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:46 AM

5. Know the problem. How much trouble to cause?

The choice would be between sitting and (not) grinding my teeth, though, or asking the staff to turn the TV off, or doing it myself. Nuts to the hall.

Hope the rest of the appointment's the nice part.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:56 AM

8. It was a small office

Pick your battles. Going out into the hall made sense to me.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:13 AM

12. I know.

A doctor's office we went to for a while had the TV supplied with some kind of inane health-oriented drivel that was so stripped of information that it couldn't offend or alarm anyone. Except me for the insult of imposing soothing, pointless ignorance on customers.

I'd have preferred Fox. Seriously.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:23 AM

13. My dentist

Shows a video about getting veneers and dental implants over and over all day. I too would prefer Fox. Thankfully I never have to wait too long there.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:55 AM

7. I would have asked the receptionist to turn it off.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:57 AM

9. Tell him to use headphones if he wants to listen to his "gangsta music"...

...and either shut it off or switch to the food channel.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:08 AM

10. How do you expect him to stay his grumpy self...

Without Faux news in his life?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:11 AM

11. This why these a$$holes are running the government.

We--progressives, Dems--are too nice. Too willing to accommodate.

Fu*k that crap anymore. Turn it back or turn it off or turn it to a neutral channel.

We have to stand up for ourselves.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 31, 2020, 11:48 AM

14. It was my elderly mom's dentist office and it just wasn't the place or the time

The smart move was just to walk away @ the time. Nothing I could say @ that time
would have changed his mind and it would have made other people uncomfortable.

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