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post #11 of 33 Old 08-20-2013, 04:57 PM
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Now here's an interesting one, the hospital that I was taken to after the accident, the attending Doctor gets some bad reviews, yes I did check RateMD's mainly because of his attire. This guy also farms, and tends to turn up to surgery or the the hospital in jeans, T shirt and trainers, rather than a shirt or tie, he is also alleged to have turned up smelling bad and with cow **** on hos trainers. I can confirm the jeans etc. but not the smell or cow ****. He seems to be a competent, caring and capable doctor, so should he be judged on his dress code?
Hmmm not judged on his dress code, but on cleanliness. We assume hospitals and Drs offices should be clean, but in reality they are some of the grottiest places around, hence the attention to keeping it clean! If he comes in with cow poop on his shoes I guess he can be the judge, after all he earned his PhD;)
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post #12 of 33 Old 08-20-2013, 05:58 PM
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I can't judge ANYBODY. 99% of the time I walk around in my ratty jeans, horse and cow crap covered boots and a ratty shirt or beater.

I even got called into an NSA building ont day of...
Yup went in my usual attire.

My opinion. I'm on my off time or i m working. If I get called in for something else then you can't judge what I wear for it because you gave me no advance warning.


I even went to my own promotion ceremony smelling like horse because they called me at the ranch saying "you have 10 minutes to get here, be in acus and gave your stuff ready"


Now if like we just got done haying and decide to go eat....I'll still go in my ratty clothes. But if my mom says were going to a relatives or a friends, then yeah I'll change out of courtesy if I have time just so I don't stink/dirty up their house.

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perfumes are bad, both on men and women, hate the stuff. I also wont socialize or be around smokers. Nor do I allow it on my property. Filthy disgusting habit. Public display should be outlawed same as drinking. Smoke all you want but keep it at home.
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I have personally don't wear anything too revealing or dirty (some barn/work/dog and cat hair/dirt is okay but if I'm totally covered in mud/feces that's a different story! lol) I have no problem going out in my barn clothes and it doesn't bug me when people do. I can't really stand strong fragrances and I do sneeze when I'm around them but I don't natter at people or find a problem with them or anything. As stated before it's a free country and I'm not gonna die over it. I do think in schools some of these things should be a little more controlled because I knew a few people who were deathly allergic to the perfumes and in that much of an ill ventilated and contained space they had reactions. It's people's actions that matter to me, not their looks or smells.

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Now here's an interesting one, the hospital that I was taken to after the accident, the attending Doctor gets some bad reviews, yes I did check RateMD's mainly because of his attire. This guy also farms, and tends to turn up to surgery or the the hospital in jeans, T shirt and trainers, rather than a shirt or tie, he is also alleged to have turned up smelling bad and with cow **** on hos trainers. I can confirm the jeans etc. but not the smell or cow ****. He seems to be a competent, caring and capable doctor, so should he be judged on his dress code?
IMO as long as he's sterile when he's treating me (or doing surgery) we're good! Now if he was wearing that stuff in the Operating room I might have a bit of an issue. A good doctor's a good doctor regardless of his looks. In my mind I've met many vets who did open surgeries in jeans and t shirts (and even PJ's) and they did it in a sanitary matter and there were no infections. So long as anyone who's dealing with my surgeries is sanitary and won't cause an infection because he forgot to wash his hands we're cool.
My grandpa had a doctor/staff who treated him during and after his surgery who wore the dress code to a T and look professional; until they forgot all sanitary practices and infected him with mersa (spelling?) as well as another strain of staff infections and he died soon after. I'm a stickler now for sanitary doctors and I know that their dress does not reflect back on how they clean up to treat their patients! My surgeon after my accident had a T shirt and jeans on because he hadn't been on call but got called in for his opinion, he treated it with sanitary conditions, and was an amazing doctor. (He put my knee back together in little over an hour when it was supposed to take 3 and got it so I could put weight on it by day 2 and ride in 6 months). If he does a good job he's a good doctor and I could care less about his looks (imho immune systems need the exposure that they don't have nowadays to make people stronger).
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I couldn't give two hoots about what others think of what I wear. I DO go to WalMart in my pajamas if I need something in the middle of a recipe (No way I'm gonna dirty another pair of clothes.) I do go out and about after being at the barn and covered in dirt.

I used to work at a machine shop. As you can imagine after a ten hour shift my hands were black, as well as most of my arms and my pants from wiping my hands off to eat (washing them before lunch got so tedious haha). The picture attached is in fact my hand after a day of work. And despite a good scrubbing with Dawn, until I could go home and scrub with lava soap that stuff for the most part would not come off my hands (after a dawn washing at least it wouldn't smear onto everything I touched.) And YEP, I would go to walmart, black to the elbows, smudges on my face, holes in my shirt from welding sparks at 2 in the morning (after my shift was over) and do my shopping. Sure got some looks, and the cashier always asked what happened. But it's not bothering anybody, so what do I care? *shrug*

Just as I don't judge what others wear (well okay I do a little bit if it gets TOO extreme, but mostly to think 'I would NEVER go out like that' if someone is dressed like a borderline hooker or something). If someone is going to judge me on my attire without talking to me then it's not someone I care to associate with anyways.

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I always at least pull my hair back, wash my face, and make sure I've got resonably clean clothes on to go to the store.
If I'm going to the movies or a restaurant, I change clothes completely and do my makeup and hair.
Walmart....well, anything goes.

The only things that make me cringe when I'm out is seeing other people's buttcracks, and when people reek of BO or cigarettes.
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I have personally don't wear anything too revealing or dirty (some barn/work/dog and cat hair/dirt is okay but if I'm totally covered in mud/feces that's a different story! lol) I have no problem going out in my barn clothes and it doesn't bug me when people do. I can't really stand strong fragrances and I do sneeze when I'm around them but I don't natter at people or find a problem with them or anything. As stated before it's a free country and I'm not gonna die over it. I do think in schools some of these things should be a little more controlled because I knew a few people who were deathly allergic to the perfumes and in that much of an ill ventilated and contained space they had reactions. It's people's actions that matter to me, not their looks or smells.



IMO as long as he's sterile when he's treating me (or doing surgery) we're good! Now if he was wearing that stuff in the Operating room I might have a bit of an issue. A good doctor's a good doctor regardless of his looks. In my mind I've met many vets who did open surgeries in jeans and t shirts (and even PJ's) and they did it in a sanitary matter and there were no infections. So long as anyone who's dealing with my surgeries is sanitary and won't cause an infection because he forgot to wash his hands we're cool.
My grandpa had a doctor/staff who treated him during and after his surgery who wore the dress code to a T and look professional; until they forgot all sanitary practices and infected him with mersa (spelling?) as well as another strain of staff infections and he died soon after. I'm a stickler now for sanitary doctors and I know that their dress does not reflect back on how they clean up to treat their patients! My surgeon after my accident had a T shirt and jeans on because he hadn't been on call but got called in for his opinion, he treated it with sanitary conditions, and was an amazing doctor. (He put my knee back together in little over an hour when it was supposed to take 3 and got it so I could put weight on it by day 2 and ride in 6 months). If he does a good job he's a good doctor and I could care less about his looks (imho immune systems need the exposure that they don't have nowadays to make people stronger).
MRSA can be carried in the nose. It may not have anything to do with cleanliness.

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I saddled up a horse to ride this morning, and as soon as I did it started pouring rain. I was already saddled, so I rode anyways. I was soaking wet, and.my hair was a fro. My friendwho lives on the farm got home from work and we decided to go to the tack store. I can't afford to drive home and change then drive back, so I went smelling like a wet dog. I could smelll myself lol, but I didn't care. Now I woildnt go to a nice restaurant like that, but habe no problem going to a tack store.
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post #19 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 12:47 AM
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As a kid I worried about how I looked when going to town. One weekend I was out hunting with friends of the family and after a day of rain, mud and guts they wanted to stop for dinner. I was shocked and mentioned how bad we all looked. The answer I got was "Our money is green is spends no matter how we look". From that day on I quit worrying about how I was dressed and what others thought of me.
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It depends. If someone invites me to their home, an event, whatnot then I think it is disrespectful not to make an effort to look presentable.

Otherwise, I have designated "horse clothes" for working w my horses, and I ordinarily try to change out of them if I have to go "out". But, I don't judge others by their clothes - especially shopping. It is just a personal preference to have a set of clothes I sincerely do not care about what gets on them b/c, after all, no one will see me in them.

Perfume is subjective. There are some just wonderful perfumes in the world. But, to much of a nice thing...
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