I left my laptop at work last night. Which meant that I could not get online. Even though I'd planned to do some things. And I'm going out tonight, so now they have to wait till at least tomorrow. On the other hand, I've discovered an excellent source of KITH icons. Now I'm having to hold myself back from uploading 40 of them all at once.
My "WTF?" for the day, however, comes from a form I was entering in the database. One of the demographics questions we ask is what the patient's ethnicity is. We use the same question that they use for the U.S. census...check all that apply of the following choices: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, White.
The person filling out the form ignored all of these and added their own checkbox: "Eastern European". o_O Um...perhaps there is some subtle form of racism going on here, but the last time I checked, didn't the inhabitants of Eastern Europe tend to be...you know...white? Caucasian? Whatever you want to call it? Is this some sort of weird local distinction, that in Alberta, "Eastern European" carries some subtext that we don't understand here in the States?
I'm just totally picturing the coordinator filling out this form while screaming, "Get out of my cab, you Serbian bastard!"