Neat and beautiful, with framed diplomas on the wall. The TV doc is always in a crisp white coat, which matches his (and it usually is a man) distinguished white hair. He peers out earnestly from behind his desk, comforting his nervous patient who sits before him (sometimes with adoring, anxious spouse).
But in real life…well, not so much. Of course, no one is ever going to mistake me for a distinguished genteelly graying gentleman. As a matter of fact, I once had a patient walk out of my office because I “look too young.” Here’s my desk:
Shoved against a wall, no room for patients to sit in awe before me…I’m clearly doing something wrong.
No diplomas on my wall! Instead, we’re featuring portraits.
Looks just like me, right?
No sedate, distinguished globe and pen holder for me! Instead we have this:
The true essentials- lots of lip balm, hand cream, dental floss, and silly putty. I know what’s important to have at hand.
Wanna know where my diploma is?