When I Am Rich: My Personal PhysicianPosted: August 6, 2012
I admit that some things I plan to spend my vast blog income on are a little frivolous. I don’t feel the need to apologize for that. When you have money rolling in the way that I will (any time now), a bit of extravagance is alright.
The last time I considered my vast (projected) blogging wealth, I had some music playing. An Elvis Presley song came on. Ahhh… Elvis. There was a guy who could spend some money foolishly.
I considered the life of The King, and his sad demise. You can’t consider Elvis’ end without thinking of his personal physician. Rich people have personal physicians. I’m going to need one too.
But Things Didn’t End Well For Big E
Having a personal physician did not go so well for Elvis or Michael Jackson. Both of those guys were in their to go boxes way ahead of schedule. In both cases, their doctors were said to have played a role in their employers death.
The doctor on my staff will be more of a sidekick and member of my entourage. The fact that my sidekick will have the title doctor will add to my credibility. I’ll leave it to the doctor whether he or she wears scrubs or a lab coat with a name tag. What is critical is that it be very clear that I have a physician at my disposal.
I want to be able to provide my doctor’s services when I decide it is beneficial. If I were at a meeting and someone had a headache, I might have my doctor treat them on the spot…or not, depending on how the meeting was going.
Sometimes people call out, “is there a doctor in the house?” I’ve never been around when it has happened, but I’ve seen that happen on television, so I suppose it happens in real life. When it does, I will leap to my feet and say “I have one!” My personal physician will jump into action. I’ll go back to whatever I was doing.
Elvis And MJ Didn’t Plan Like I Do
Elvis and MJ both went to early graves at the hands of their personal physicians. I’ve considered that, and have a foolproof way to keep my from accidentally killing me.
My doctor will be part of my inner circle, constantly around me. We would be too familiar for a doctor/patient relationship. Doctors can’t treat people who they’re that close to. So, while that person will be my personal doctor in the possessive sense, they will not be my treating physician. No treatment = no prescriptions = not ending up like Jackson or Presley.
It’ll be nice to awe people by saying “I have a personal physician on staff”. When my friends can’t come out and play because a family member is ill, I’ll send my doctor over. That will free up my friends and we can go stir up trouble. I’ll also be able to respond to the call for a doctor in the house with no personal commitment. It will be like being involved in what is happening, yet not.
Wealth has its privileges!