Getting off our high horses.

I moan about lawlessness on the roads, and the utter lack of discipline on the part of the drivers.

I was running late to the airport last week. It was just before dawn. I calculatedly, deliberately skipped two red signals. I know which signal has radars and cameras, and there were no cops in sight. I knew my transgression would go unrecorded, unpunished. So, I jumped the light, while the other drivers watched on, scoffing at the young, RASH, irreverent rule- breaker.

I am a hypocrite.

I believe one should never judge a book by it’s cover.

I noticed my first patient for the morning walking in with a Prada Saffiano Lux Tote handbag on her arm. Her husband wore what looked like an authentic Rolex. I noticed. And I subconsciously judged.

I am a hypocrite.

I comment to co- workers, when a mother makes a scene in the wards. When she haggles the nursing staff or the doctors for whatever it might be, regarding their ill/ sick/ injured little ones.

I asked for explanations for every step during Zoe’s treatment. I second guessed every decision. I asked for third opinions even! 

I am a hypocrite.

I scoff at people who comment and shame others on their weight or size.

Last evening, I saw a “big” woman down what looked like an entire family’s meal and immediately thought to myself, “No wonder”! Oh OH!

I once saw a remarkably ugly, giant pair of knickers at the store. I grabbed it and rushed to show it to Mr H.  We sniggered unashamedly.

I am a hypocrite.

I whined relentlessly when I had to wait endlessly for my ultrasounds and OB appointments while pregnant.

I get irked when my patients complain they had to wait. Duh! Can’t you see I’m busy?

I am a hypocrite.

And all you lovely folks who are reading this, sitting on your high horses and shaking your heads, frowning at my double standards and dubious morality; you ain’t no better!

Hypocrisy and double standards are as ingrained in our psyches as our blood is red!

We are all hypocrites!


Till next time..

Dr J.



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