I fancy myself wicked open-minded. At times, I even drift into the realm of the patently absurd, and honestly believe I am without prejudice.
One thing I’ve learned is this: when it comes to ones self-perception, one is typically full of moose shit.
I am a human being, not a mountain. As a human being, I tend to fear, and am therefore prejudiced against, the unknown. I strive to keep this under control. Sometimes I fail, sometimes I apparently succeed.
Yesterday I failed. I am prejudiced against any non-Medtronic pump – a rather innocuous prejudice indeed.
What were the circumstances surrounding my epiphany?
My sister is looking into various pumps. One pump that caught her attention was the Omnipod. Requesting my input, I readily obliged. Lets just say my input wasn’t nonpartisan..
Acting in the capacity of a voluntary salesperson for Medtronic, I dissuaded her.
I do not know much about the Omnipod, and lack experience using it. I haven’t bothered doing any serious research into it either; however, I have heard a few horror stories, as well as stories of horror stories. Apparently that is all it takes to taint my judgement!