Posted by kazoo on September 6, 2001, at 23:30:28
In reply to Question about pdoc/therapist protocol, posted by Mair on September 6, 2001, at 21:39:59
> Can someone tell me if the proclivity of pdocs and therapists not to acknowledge patients when they see them outside of the office is strictly for the benefit of the patient (and thus the patient's call). Is this just to spare the patient the embarrassment of maybe having to explain to someone else how it is that you know this person who's just spoken to you, or is there a boundary issue here?
There's no "boundary issue" here, as you so put it, because no boundaries exist when this so-called professional deposits your check in their bank account for services rendered.
"Boundary issue," my hiney!
It's just plain rude on their part.
This has happened to me on a number of occasions, and a simple "Hi, nice to see you" was the perfectly proper thing to say from either them or myself. Nothing more, but nothing less either.
This obviously happened to you, so don't get bent out of shape from their bad manners. Ignore it. And it might be best to ignore them as well. There's no place for arrogant stupidity except with British Royalty.