Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Strange thoughts

The chiropractic office down the street from one of my workplaces has some strange ideas. Last week it was "Today's crazy idea is tomorrow's accepted truth," to which I reply, Only very rarely. The week before that it was "Don't let the media crush your dreams." Okay, I shouldn't let my dreams be crushed but -- the media? Why the media, unless the writer is some kind of wing nut who thinks everyone else is the extremist?

If you're a chiropractor trying to fight the stereotype of your profession as pseudoscience and quackery, is this the way to present yourself to the world?

I believe these folks are goofy and I must be right.


Heather said...

That's hilarious. Takes some doing to make *everyone* who reads your sign think you're stupid, from the right and the left alike.

Cranberry Necklace said...

I took a couple of my daughters to a chiropractor at my husband's insistence. It was all I could do to keep from laughing as the chiropractor explained how the "life force" was being constrained and how he could help release it. Upon my husband's demise, it gave me great pleasure to reclaim advance payments he had made to the chiropractor. I think the success chiropractors have can be tied to their solicitous nature, touch and the tincture of time. They can't treat anything in less than 6 weeks - 6 treatments.

Scott Hanley said...

Chiropracters believe in "life force?" I just thought the misaligned bones were supposed to cause pain and trouble through ordinary mechanisms. How depressing.