**Re my metaphor, which some believe inappropriate solely because I have a medical degree
I am a writer, and the Tony Montana reference is merely a pop-cultural metaphor, which is intended to be interesting and even hopefully funny. Clearly for those who have seen the iconic movie and have one third of a brain, it is also hyperbolic. For those who don’t understand it, think harder, it’s hardly enigmatic.
As a doctor, those who know me know that I’m a conservative nerd. As a writer, it’s the opposite, I get my real kick of freedom. I know only too well that this particular statement and countless other pieces of content I have created has offended people. Despite having paid for that in stress, time and money, I still cannot find it in myself to compromise my content, to fit in with an outdated and pointless stereotype.
I have done nothing wrong. Give me a break and get a real villain would you.
I find it ridiculous and bordering on obscene that I even have to write this freaking lame explanation of my words.
“Satire is enjoyable compensation for being forced to think” I’m in a bind. I feel it is my duty to attempt to force my readers to really think hard about this topic. Why else would I bother? So if I don’t compensate these poor readers, why would they come back?
So please, if you lack the skills to understand or cope with satire, farewell, it’s not you it’s me….
Find me a more entertaining and appropriate metaphor with as awesome imagery and I’ll use it. After all of this trouble, I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully.
If my content offends you, don’t read my blog or follow me on social media. My content is aimed at sophisticated cosmetic patients and doctors who are into my style and content (Represent, my readers, God bless you all, I am digging my google analytics stats and my social engagement)
If you want conservative writing, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
While you’re out there, enjoy ending up where you belong ie the cosmetic informational desert, filled with:
* The hard-sell drivel, stock photos and desperate calls-to-action in other cosmetic medical websites.
* Or worse, the ubiquitous, creepy, sexist and misogynistic breast implant marketing efforts.
The above rubbish sure offends me, SO I LOOK AWAY.
Although I’m a doctor, I don’t believe that this should limit my freedom to attempt to write in an entertaining manner. Writing is my art.
I love my industry. I love cosmetic patients, they are my people. I want to serve them, and that means giving them as much important information as I have the ability to give. My “problem” is, I can only give it from the heart.