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By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted June 02, 2010 at 07:19:25

When the nurse politely tried to explain that she was talking about Maslow's hierarchy of needs, ie. air, food, water, the woman was insistent. "But you can't take a baby on a bus! You can't get anywhere without a car!"

When we lived in our first apartment across from the subway on Bloor West in TO, I took the baby on the subway (pediatrician was at the St. George . When we lived in a town house in Mississauga for a couple of years (no license for me at the time), I remember taking two toddlers on the bus to the doctor (had to wait for it on Dundas Street, near Dixie-- hair- raising traffic, let me tell you). Had to transfer to get there. Was late once and snarked at by the receptionist. Switched back to our old pediatrician in Toronto (more pleasant office by far)-- made arrangements for a drive there, until I got my license, then drove there myself (I'd drive my husband to work on those days, to have use of our one car). In that situation, access to a car meant that I was free to choose a medical practice where I would be treated well and with respect.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-06-02 06:20:46

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