Archives for June 18, 2007

Smells of the ED

I turned the corner the other night, and smelled one of the unique odors that makes EM special: urine and peppermint.

Peppermint oil is very frequently used, and is a decent cover-up smell, but urine is one of those all-pervasive olfactory treats that means you’re in the hospital.

Alleys don’t smell like peppermint.

ACEP Bookstore may need a calendar

It’s 2007. Time to update the procedures…

Subject: ACEP Bookstore Order Confirmation
Date: June 16, 2007 1:28:16 AM CDT
To: (me)

Thank you for your order.

Your order has been submitted to ACEP Customer Service for final processing and shipping. Most orders are shipped within 2 business days. Delivery for all orders is dependent on product availability. If your order is delayed, we will notify you by postcard as soon as possible to determine the proper remedy. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to or call during business hours at…

Hmm, they have my email address, but they’ll send me a postcard if it’s not in stock? Goofy.