I had a nursing professor who loved acronyms. “FWM” means “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”–she used this to stop her lectures in order to glory in the creative magnificence of the human body.
“TSWC” means, “Tell Someone Who Cares.” The information you are reporting right now is irrelevant–make your words count! Don’t clutter your report with data that doesn’t matter! Now, if she wasn’t the sweetest lady in the world (and one of the toughest I’ve ever meant–don’t think for a second that those terms are necessarily contradictory), sometimes you might think she was was being rude. However, note carefully the sparkle in her eye.
“MYOB” means, “Mind Your Own Business.” Professionalism means we don’t stick our noses where they don’t belong. We must know the scope of our practice, deeply respect privacy, and avoid the temptation to get caught up in drama.
Here’s a quote that always makes me chuckle from C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe:
“But what are we to do?” said Susan. She felt the conversation was beginning to get off the point.
“My dear young lady,” said the Professor, suddenly looking up with a very sharp expression at both of them, “there is one plan which no one has yet suggested and which is well worth trying.” “
What’s that?” said Susan. “We might all try minding our own business,” said he. And that was the end of the conversation.
After this things were a good deal better for Lucy.C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, 47.