Fishy Cat Food and the Arrogant Radiologist: A Neurobiologic Parable. #neurobiology #buddhism #mindfulness #arrogance

Fishy Cat Food and the Arrogant Radiologist: A Neurobiologic Parable.

Yesterday morning I had a very unpleasant interaction with an arrogant radiologist and was affected throughout the day by this unpleasant interaction.

I realized throughout the day that the effects, throughout the day, of this unpleasant interaction were much like the effects of a drop of fishy cat food.

Here is what I thought:

– Open a can of fishy cat food and there is a ‘pop’ when the can opens which sometimes propels a tiny drop of fishy smelling cat food into the air which sometimes lands on an item of ones clothing (or body).
– One feeds the cats and moves on to the day.
– However, throughout the day, the fishy smell lingers. Sometimes smells strong and one thinks “where is that fishy smell coming from?” Then disappears as mysteriously only to reappear later in the day the unpleasant odor making the day seem equally distasteful.

And so, the fishy odor of the radiologist came and went throughout the day.

Happy to say the fishy odor from the radiologist is gone this morning. He is free, however, to impart his fishy odor on his friends, family and whoever he wishes today!

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