my desk is within earshot of our scale, so about 40 times a day, i am privy to patients' comments as they are weighed. it dawned on me that most of the comments fell into one of the five stages of grief:
denial -- 'something is clearly wrong with your scale!'
anger -- 'i don't see why i have to get on this scale!'
bargaining -- 'i just weighed myself this morning, can't you use that measurement?'
depression -- no comment, just silence and maybe a sigh.
acceptance -- don't actually hear that one very often.