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Friday, September 15, 2006
Inside Edition
Tuesday, I am playing reluctant and guarded host to a film production crew from the tabloid news show, Inside Edition. Don't worry, Deborah Norville isn't expected to be here.

They are coming to film one of my docs doing surgery on a little girl. Normally, this should be a heart tugging, feel good story. What worries me is not just the sensationalism that this show is known for, or the smooth talking, hyperbole spewing, showmanship nature of the particular surgeon being highlighted. No, it's the fact that when they called our Marketing Dept. to pitch the story, they said that they had heard we were one of the few centers in the US that performed "dwarf stretching".

Ummmm - NO. We prefer to call it limb deformity correction - thank you.

This is gonna be ugly - I can just tell. I'd rather deal with "60 Minutes".
posted by Broadsheet @ 4:36 PM  
3 Editorial Opinions:
  • At September 15, 2006, Blogger Charissa said…

    Oh my. I am by no means a dwarf, I am just short at 4'11"... but I find that I am pretty sensitive to these things. Maybe I'm protecting "my own," you know? Not cool.

  • At September 15, 2006, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    Charissa: You, my dear, are perfectly, totally, NORMAL. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. I'm 5'10" tall, but my BFF and college roomate was your size. We looked like Mutt and Jeff, but I tell ye - we still shared jewelry, hats, scarves and accessories (even the occasional boyfriend!), and I never once gave a moment's notice to her heighth or vice versa. She teased me, and I teased her. At the risk of dating myself, we went to a campus Halloween party as Wookie and Yoda one year - we won first prize....

  • At September 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Dwarf stretching"!!! Dear sweet Jesus don't some people just make you want to throw up - all over them for preference!


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