Sunday, May 29, 2011

Life in the Doctor's Lounge

The doctor's lounge usually has some bagels and muffins every morning, and bread for toast.

Next to the bagels is a bagel slicer, which I'm sure you've all seen. It bears a vague resemblance to a guillotine.




This morning I noticed there was half a bagel in the slicer.

As I sat looking up patient info on a lounge computer, I watched 3 docs come in for bagels. They each took the abandoned half out (which sounded hard as a rock when they set it on the counter), slice their own bagels, THEN PUT THE STALE HALF BACK IN THE SLICER!

It was still there when I went to round. For all I know it will be there when I retire.

9 comments:

gloria p said...

Isn't it against Office Ethics to eat a bagel someone else has sliced? The slicer may have intended it for later! Your docs were just being considerate.

Alessa said...

My mama always told me 'leave (communal) things you use exactly as you found them'. Looks like they listened to their mamas well. ;-)

Loren Pechtel said...

Alessa nailed it.

Silliyak said...

I would spray shellac it and write on it, "HEY! It's cold out here, Please put me back"

Ben S said...

Using those, I end up with a smashed bagel that may or may not be fully cut (usually not). Even plastic knives work better.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a sociology experiment... Bet if you put a "Don't eat this, it's not yours" sign nearby it would be gone in a heartbeat.

The Nerdy Nurse said...

gloria is right.

The ethics and compliance authority of both bagels and offices may come down on you like a ton of bricks for even brining this up.

Seriously Doc, you should know better.

Beach Bum said...

I work in engineering at a South Carolina hospital and we gladly eat anything left out by the docs, leave the orphaned half for one of them there.

Lois said...

Bizarre. I wonder what thought process was involved in putting a stale half bagel back in the slicer??

 
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