The Thinker

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With refurbished x-ray equipment, as in all equipment, sometimes you need help before you purchase. Sometimes you need help after you purchase. You need equipment that is constructed well, and you need a vendor who is willing to give you a hand.


That is the name of a town in Arizona, which I believe is a state where cool people like John Wayne and King Tut are from. Superior, AZ is a very small mining town… a place where I’m sure everyone knows everyone else in town and they probably talk all the time together if they are not gunfighting or married. They may still be talking about me now. I was there once a number of years ago, but I’m fairly certain that most of the townsfolk would prefer I did not visit them again.

In Superior, there was only one place in town to patronize, at least when I stayed there, which was the local watering hole by night and restaurant by day. And that’s where I almost had my breakfast. 

The Morning Call.

I had just been seated in the western saloon/dining hall, and after my second cup of coffee I had to use their modest and considerably under-constructed facilities. It was a one seater, no stall, and apparently a poorly designed latch. And it was there I sat, ten feet from the door, when I heard a creaking sound. To my right, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something. The door had swung open. 

A Moment Lost.

I could clearly see all the other patrons that morning who were formerly enjoying their breakfast. I’m positive I was a dead ringer for that famous statue called “The Thinker”. The kids started laughing and the grandmothers covered their eyes as I made the frantic shuffle toward the door. In my mind, it was all happening in super-slow motion and in this desperate quest for privacy and dignity in Superior, Arizona, I could hear the laughter increasing as I tripping my way towards the door.

Look Away People.

I saw one mother instructing her kids to stare at their plates. I saw a man looking like he had just seen his team miss a field goal, next to a woman covering her mouth with a napkin. I launched myself airborn to cover the last few feet of the battlefield and then there was silence… blessed silence. 

the thinker

It was just me again. I stayed in that poorly designed bathroom for quite awhile, thinking about how I would make a dignified exit. I did not make a dignified exit. I also did not stay for breakfast.

The Thinker

That’s me. I wondered who had thought that it was a good idea to put such a flimsy latch on a bathroom door? I wondered why not one person in that saloon had bothered to get up and help me out? And what in blazes was so darn funny?

Apparently, they all felt Superior. 

So when I tried to casually walk out towards the saloon door, the waitress turned her back on me with her shoulders heaving. I don’t reckon that young darlin’ was cryin’ for my sufferin’. But I really couldn’t blame her one bit, or anyone else who still has that story to tell. That experience could have been a permanent humiliation had it not also been funny to me. I was truly… The Thinker.

And you might want to think about this:

Eastern Diagnostic Imaging will be the first to help you out! If you need advice about which equipment will best suit your needs, we will provide that for you. If you need help fixing your equipment, we can provide that, too. We consistently provide the best refurbished x-ray equipment in the marketplace. We have many years of experience and we have the best and most cost-effective solutions for your x-ray needs. At EDI, we stand behind our equipment. Our goal is customer satisfaction and we believe that by doing our job well, we will make your life better.

When you purchase refurbished x-ray equipment, you need to choose a vendor who has a reputation for craftsmanship and support. If you don’t, you may end up being a Thinker.

Are you tired of being humiliated by poor purchasing choices?  Find your dignity and next time, shuffle on over to Eastern Diagnostic Imaging.

We are really good at what we do, but we will never act… Superior!