This was unexpected enough that I kept bugging Mary, asking her if Mrs. Plum had come in yet. Finally she just said "No! She's not here! I'd tell you if she's here! Maybe she's in a coma!"
I felt bad about irritating Mary, so apologized and went on to my next group of patients.
About an hour later Mary came back to tell me the ER was on the phone, so I picked up.
Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy."
Dr. ER: "Yeah, I have a patient of yours here, Frieda Plum. Her husband couldn't wake her up this morning, and it looks like she's in a coma..."
I need to be REALLY nice to Mary. She has terrible powers.