12 January 2013

I'm concerned about our pediatrician's lack of empathy

So I had to take Henry into the doctor's this past week to get him his 2nd flu shot.  The room that we were put into had a colorful mural painted on one of the walls:

It wasn't until I looked closer that I realized that while all the hippos are happy and frolicking in the sun, they are seemingly oblivious to the fact that one of them is drowning.   Or maybe they don't care.

It really puts to question what the artist was thinking, or what the doctor was trying to convey to his patients when he had this painted up.

"I'd really like this mural to say, 'If you don't exercise and eat right, you'll be the fattest hippo in all the world and will be unable to swim.   Of course, when you start drowning you will be so unpopular that no one will bother to help you.   Eat your vegetables.'"


  1. HAHAHAHAHA! Artists always have a way with toying with our interpretations! :) And waiting in a doctors office gives you PLENTY of time to draw your own conclusions!


  2. Maybe the artist was dissatisfied with the he was being treated on the job, so this is their swipe at the doctor's office. Something like this: http://www.snopes.com/disney/wdco/dismural.asp

    1. I had never thought of it that way. You are probably right. Maybe it was done by a nephew that was written out of a will or something. Ha.