Herm de berm de Yankee go home de bork bork bork!
Actually, the Swedes were fine. It’s Middle Eastern politics sneaking in.
Rather than introduce himself, the doctor waved the patient’s papers and shouted “she doesn’t have strep throat, she doesn’t have strep throat”. He then added that he would not treat her.
“He said he didn’t like Americans,” said Johansson.
He also disliked hearing English spoken in his treatment room and soon walked out.
“We just couldn’t believe it. We were left standing there with our mouths hanging open,” said Johansson.
According to Johansson, the doctor was a Palestinian who objected to American foreign policy in the Middle East.
Her niece followed the doctor into the office to confront him but was told: “I don’t deal with people like that”.
Well, his reticence is understandable, since Israeli doctors refuse to treat Pales–oh, what’s that? Never mind.
Exit question: think we’ll see more stories like this one as these kids grow up?
H/T to Isaac Schrodinger.