Maybe he paid for medical school by working as a plumber?

1 : Anonymous2021/05/14 09:33 ID: nc4krd
Maybe he paid for medical school by working as a plumber?
2 : Anonymous2021/05/14 09:41 ID: gy2xrb9

What is a doctor if not just a body plumber?

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"Doc, my drain is clogged!"

"Sir, you're just eating a cruller."

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So, in the US when interviewing for admission to medical school a classic question is "What will you do if you're not admitted to medical school this year?"

The standard/ "correct" answer is to say something about how you'll be incredibly disappointed and will be working on any weaknesses in your application interim until you can apply next year (more research, volunteering, etc.)

An older doctor I know told them (in the 80's) "I'm not sure, maybe be a mechanic? It's kinda the same right? Figure out what's wrong, try to fix it?" Definitely could put plumber in there and have the same answer.

And in fact, a lot of what I do (image guided procedures on arteries, veins, the bowel, and other body tubes) is often liked to plumbing.

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This sounds so unfair for ppl who don't have the money to wait a year

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It'sa me your gastroenterologist. Let'sa see whats up ya pipe. Ohh no! there is a koopa in ya pooper.

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So when he goes down a pipe...

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Dr.Mario licensed Proctology and Plumbing, LLC.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/14 10:34 ID: gy31din

Maybe Dr. Mario is actually a prequel. He was hit with a malpractice lawsuit, and ended up becoming a plumber as a result.

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Or maybe he has been doing night school since the early 80’s ever since he found large roided out monkeys and lizards in the sewers and was looking for a way to get out and finally got his degree in 1989 so that he could finally make a break.

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"Knowledge is power, so I started going to night school" Roy Koopa Night schools are canon in the Mario universe so it may be a possibility :p

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The story has been told backwards...

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Still easier to follow then Kingdom Hearts

4 : Anonymous2021/05/14 11:01 ID: gy33g3h

in 1982 mario started medical training, in order to pay for his student loans he took on side jobs such as plumber, martial artist, tennis/baseball/socce

player, after finally being able to graduate leaching lawyers started campaigning against this hard working immigrant trying to live the american dream as depicted above

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Don't forget professional racing driver.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/14 09:48 ID: gy2y830

Maybe he paid for medical school by working as a plumber?

Exactly, not everyone has rich parents or wants to get buried under a mountain of student loan debt. I think it's extremely admirable that he worked so hard to achieve his dreams of becoming a doctor. Plumbing is hard work, i can't imagine how tough it must be to combine it with medical school, which is also notoriously intense. And not only that, he had to support his deadbeat brother as well while he was slacking off doing hallucinogens, thinking he's a ghost buster, not to mention stop an evil turtle dragon from kidnapping the royal Princess. Not because that's his job, just because it's the right thing to do. Mario is a goddamn hero!

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Guy made the wrong call, tbh. Plumbers make bank

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With better hours, FAR less student loan debt, and very little chance of lawsuit.

Probably best his medical career was mostly a one-off.

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I always heard that plumbing is a really shitty job and you have to put up with a lot of crap.

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A doctor hired a plumber to fix his pipes and when the job was done in under 10 minutes the doctor was asked for $500.

“$500?! Even I don’t make that much in one hour!”

“I know” the plumber replied, “I was a doctor too.”

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Maybe Luigi payed for Mario's medical school with the money from his mansion?

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Have you seen the size of the gold coins he regularly pick up? One of those things is enough to make you set for life.

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Nah those are only about 1/100 of a life each.

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Plumbing may not make as much as stripping, but it's honest work.

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Pipes, poles, both metal cylinders...

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Stripping is honest work, too. They've literally nothing to hide

6 : Anonymous2021/05/14 09:58 ID: gy2yvaq

Maybe Dr. Mario is actually Mario’s twin and their are actually 3 Mario Bros.

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And "Doctor" is actually his name

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Luigi surname is Mario tho.

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My theory is that Dr. Mario is the original, and the Mario/Wario bros are a series of increasingly imperfect clones.

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I saw something on the internet about this recently. Cited a few specific clues that hinted that Mario and Dr. Mario are different people. Can’t remember if it was an article or a YouTube video, otherwise I would link it.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/14 14:02 ID: gy3muqc

Maybe he went to NP school online while plumbing, then took an online "PHD in nursing" to call himself a doctor. That would still be very scary and happens in real life!

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Someone knows about the modern day “Mario.”

8 : Anonymous2021/05/14 10:18 ID: gy307es

1981 to 1990 is more than 7 years.

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He was carpenting in '81. He was plumbing in '83.

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Well he had to change professions to pay for medical school.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/14 09:45 ID: gy2y075

There’s different requirements in different countries, where did he open this practice?

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At that point in time, probably Brooklyn.

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Either Mushroom kingdom or New Donk City

10 : Anonymous2021/05/14 16:48 ID: gy4a1u5

He probably just got a DNP degree online and introduces himself as doctor.

11 : Anonymous2021/05/14 10:41 ID: gy31xq2

Wow I should have suspected something when he scheduled me for a third colonoscopy in a month.

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The guy has a thing for diving into tunnels...

12 : Anonymous2021/05/14 10:24 ID: gy30ood

I knew those mushrooms he prescribed were janky.

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So is arsenic

13 : Anonymous2021/05/14 11:51 ID: gy37vpo

I feel like the wording you are using is similar to website advertisements recommending alternative medicine.

Or looks like a scientology advertisement.

14 : Anonymous2021/05/14 17:54 ID: gy4japx

Some say that Dr. Mario is the third brother of Mario and Luigi.

It's very likely that the Mario Brothers are called like this because their Last Name is Mario. So that would make them Lugi Mario, Mario Mario, and No-first-name-given Mario. 2 Plumbers and 1 Doctor. 😛

15 : Anonymous2021/05/14 18:13 ID: gy4lwgw

Mfer got me addicted to shrooms

16 : Anonymous2021/05/14 19:34 ID: gy4wwbo

Maybe he was using his plumbing income to put himself through night school? Ever think of that?


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