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Diagnosis: Ghetto Booty



Happy Tuesday everyone! While reading the paper this morning, I came across a great story to make your mind off of the heat…

What had happened was…a Tennessee woman went to the Dr complaining that she had constant back pain. His diagnosis: “Ma’am, you have a case of Ghetto Booty”, to which she responded with “Ghetto what?!?” . Needless to say she got pretty pissed off at that, and complained. In response, the Dr. had to write her a little apology letter. Apparently they didn’t cover apology letters in the medical school he attended, because his apology was along the lines of  “I was trying to take technical conversation regarding your lower back and make it less technical.”. So now she’s got “ghetto booty”, is pretty much called stupid, and never really got an apology. Way to go Doc! Perhaps next time you just tell a patient they have “Lumbar Lordosis, which is a fancy name for the curve of the lower spine that makes the buttocks protrude more”. If asked to elaborate, then you can throw in your street terms…and not any sooner. On second thought, maybe you don’t throw in the street terms…especially if you’re an uptight looking white guy like he is. Obviously this “apology” is not sufficient and she has filed a complaint with the state.

If you’d like to read the full article, and see the woman’s description of this event, click here.  (By the way, they show her walking in the video, and I have to admit that her booty doesn’t look all that giant to me!)

The NY Post…it never disappoints with the hard hitting news, I swear!


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