Friday, January 8, 2010

To bleed is human...

Look, Mrs. Protime, we all bleed. Maybe you have a paper cut. Maybe you picked your nose more aggressively then usual. Maybe you chewed one of your toenails too close. I don't care.

And I really don't mind that you used some of my Kleenex on the wound. It's there for whatever reason.

But for crying out loud, did you have to put your hemorrhagic tissue BACK ON TOP OF THE BOX OF KLEENEX?!!!




I could (sort of, maybe) understand you setting it there if I didn't have a wastebasket in the room. But I do.

In fact, if you'd pay some freaking attention to something other then your neck pain, you might have noticed the trash can WAS RIGHT UNDER THE DAMN BOX!!!



Have a nice day.

20 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Maybe she has Anklosing Spondylitis and couldn't bend her neck forward to see the trashcan?

Taking Heart said...

At first I thought her name was a riot... until I read Old MD Girl's dx... ha ha ha. Made my day after taking care of 51 year old amish lady last noc who refused to speak... but somehow got her daughter to read her mind and tell me what she wanted... I forgot to sign up for that class in college... the one where they teach you to read minds. Damn.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, I didn't take that class either.

But from what my patients say EVERY OTHER NEUROLOGIST they've ever seen before had.

Anonymous said...

One of my 8yo twin boys does EXACTLY THAT! He had frequent epistaxis due to allergic rhinitis. The boy bleeds pretty often, even when asleep. Hence, I gave him a personal box of tissue paper right beside his pillow...

One day, I ran out of tissue paper and popped over to the young man's room... Guess what I discovered when I stuck my hand into that box... >_<!

Sue

Isabella said...

That is just gross! I can't even look at the photo.

Albinoblackbear said...

The LOL's* in ED do the same thing with the tissues they gob into q 5 minutes.

Then the unsuspecting nurse picks the box up to offer another patient a kleenex. (And throws up a tiny bit in her mouth.)

I think FML should have it's own 'healthcare section'.


*Little old ladies.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Albino- I uses LOLNAD all the time in my practice (not in dictation, but in discussing cases with other docs and nurses).

Pronounced "lull-nad"

The Good Cook said...

That is disgusting. Truly disgusting.

Jacqueline said...

Now, that's just nasty.

little d, S.N. said...

On ambulances, we also use "LOLFDGB" quite frequently- little old lady, fall down, go boom.

Albinoblackbear said...

LOLNAD?

Little old ladies not acutely demented?
disturbed?
delirious?
not adequately dressed?
not actually diseased?

Possibilities are endless.

I like the FDGB addition little d.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

LOL in no acute distress

Capt. Schmoe said...

Please remind me to just wipe my boogers on the wall the next time I visit, Dr. Grumpy. I surely don't want to use the kleenex.

Julie said...

blah ...

nRT said...

That is why I never use an open box of klenex while I am at work. one never knows who used it before. That just fuled my germ a phobic tissue issues

Anonymous said...

Gross!!!!

gunghonia said...

I never would have believed it had I not seen the picture.

People continue to amaze me in their ability to disgust. Blecch.

Maha said...

The tone of your post suggests seething rage meeting headdesk.

The photographic proof is just the pickle on the crap sandwich that is a lack of common sense.

Anonymous said...

Huh. That's weird. I thought LOLs usually tucked the used tissues up into the sleeves of their cardigans. My mother used to stuff a handful of tissues into her purse, and then if one was needed, she'd haul out the bunched up tissues and offer them. Hard to tell whether they were new or used...blech!

chuckr44 said...

I've been in large corporations where supposedly smart people work. I found boogers on the bathroom wall. Ewwwww.

People are disgusting. I think it's an American thing. Other cultures may not shower, but they DON'T put bogies on the wall.

 
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