Archives for August 23, 2007

Nurse Ratched’s Place: It’s Roundup Time at Change of Shift

Nurse Ratched’s Place: It’s Roundup Time at Change of Shift

“…We’ve got both kinds, Country and Western!” 

Strange things

A completely random assortment of weird/amusing things I noticed today:

  • Patient’s Chief Complaint: “I want to know if I’m a virgin”.
  • Record ED volume Monday, nearly vacant on Wednesday.
  • Ford F-350 “King Ranch Edition” as a Domino’s pizza delivery vehicle.
  • My Prius’ paint on one door has horrible overspray (found while waxing).
  • The MythBusters have the best job on earth.
  • Patient CC: “Bald spot on back of head”; redundantly foreheaded nurse muses “I’d be a major case, then”.

My seven in a row ends after tomorrow. Perhaps my muse will return during the break.

“The FBI is here to see you..”

…is, frankly, a nice way to get me to make last night’s dinner into diamonds.  It happened today.

Oh, and it wasn’t just the FBI, there was also someone from a major health insurance company, and a rep from the Office of the Inspector General.  They weren’t interested in me, but a patient I’d seen.  I won’t give any details as apparently it’s an ongoing investigation (I wasn’t sworn to secrecy, or anything dramatic), but suffice to say serial narcotic-seeking will eventually get the wrong kind of attention.

I was just glad they weren’t interested in me.