Here’s some advice. Don’t talk about swindling the partners in your medical practice when you’re eating lunch in a fancy restaurant. You never know if an eavesdropping nurse blogger is sitting behind you in the next booth.

My Prince and I went out to eat today to celebrate his new master’s degree. He said he’s going to hang his diploma over the toilet, so every time he urinates he can remember how smart he is, but that’s another story. I was looking over the menu when I overheard two men in the next booth talking about a satellite clinic, doctors, and partners.” Ok, I admit it, I’m nosy, and so I put up my antenna and really started listening in on the conversation.

Guy #1 was a doctor who was interested in setting up a new medical practice, and guy #2 was an accountant/banker. The doctor was interested in learning the best way to set up his practice and tax shelters while fleecing his partners. Guy #2 was more than happy to tell Guy#1 the dos and don’ts of screwing over business partners. Guy #1 is going to ask each member of the practice to invest $70,000, and the money is going to disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again. I saw the two guys toasting their good fortune when my prince and I were leaving the restaurant. And I thought nurses were the only ones who could be that malicious to their colleagues.

If a doctor asks you to invest $70,000 in a new practice, run, don’t walk to the nearest exit, but do so only after you punch him out.

Bon Appetit!