Welcome back to Up to Snuff, ho.
This week we’re asking our writers for their “best of the fall season so far” picks. Anything currently airing is eligible, though the series on top has been calling that spot home for most of the past four months.
“Ask the Writers” returns this week with a question I was hoping hadn’t occurred to most of them (and I think I was right). While the answer seems obvious to me, clearly not everyone sees it that way…
Weekly Staff Poll
Ask The Writers
You’re on a long-haul flight and have an unspecified medical emergency. There are no doctors on-board. However, there are two people who offer to help you – a dentist and a veterinarian. Whose help do you choose to accept and why?
- Guardian Enzo: Vets work mostly on mammals. Humans are mammals. They’re trained on how to do basic surgery. They’re used to hysterical patients. Dentists are fine, but they’re tunnel-visioned when it comes to training. In a pinch, I’m putting my bet on Dr. Herriott.
- Stilts: Veterinarian, because at least they wouldn’t try to make me talk while they’ve got their hands in my guts.
- Zaiden: If it’s unspecified, I’d take the dentist, on the off-chance that it’s a mouth related medical emergency. The vet probably offers next to nothing. And in my view, something is better than nothing.
- Choya: I’ll have to go with the vet because they’ll at least have better bedside manner.
- Pancakes: The only choice is a vet, because if I’m asking for dental care on a flight I clearly had one too many Caesars back at the Marriott (also something something know exactly how vets and dentists differ in terms of training :P).
- Passerby: Unspecified medical emergencies kill more people a year than landsharks and dropbears combined. That said, one works more with anaesthesia. One works more with euthanasia. I’ll go with the dentist. At least they’ll have my dental records when the plane goes down in the unspecified flight emergency in the next Up To Snuff question.