I was speaking to my new neighbor friend Paul and he was telling me about some eye difficulties he had. At a local eye institute they adjusted a pyramid lens for him and the glasses didn't work so they are not sure what to do and seem to be fishing for answers.
I shared at the same institute i saw an attractive bright young ophthalmologist who was highly recommended. From what I read she was usually cautious and conservative with offering cataract surgery but with my left eye she seemed the opposite. Upon leaving the office and waiting for a lift a man was waiting to pick up his wife who spent a week in the hospital in great pain after receiving the same surgery by the same doctor. Hmmmmm.
Her eyes were itching her constantly and I asked if she had allergies as I do? I said this last week my eyes ere tearing greatly. He said yes that has to be it. Her eyes were swollen and excreting fluids and then surgery and suppressant medications on top of that caused a nightmare. I said why didn't the doctors think of that? The answer was they were myopic and in their own worlds.
Paul and I shared some teeth stories and dental issues and there seemed to be a pattern. Then he said it's the same with your car, no answers. My car wasn't starting in the mornings until the sun beamed down and heated it up. Thirteen hundred dollars later the problem still existed. My shop was tried, along with two shade tree mechanics who just replaced parts. Then we tried his favorite mechanic at a shop and after being polite to me the mechanic basically didn't want to get involved. Anything out of just cash cow maneuvers on unaware widows he didn't want to mess with.
I said they all just want to protect their jobs. The system the way it is doesn't really look out for our needs Paul concurred. Then I added as you get older it becomes clear that when you really need answers for any of your needs none are really there. With all the institutions and billions spent on research your individual problems aren't really met. Their solutions touch your needs but don't really risk delving into them. It might upset their apple cart.
Paul agreed and we made plans to meet for lunch where I had a birthday never used coupon that they would honor and life rolled on.