Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve, 10:55 p.m.

"Hi, I'm a patient of Dr. Grumpy's and I need him to call in some migraine medicine. I'm at a bar, and the loud music is giving me a headache, and the DJ won't turn it down, and I don't want to leave 'cuz I already paid my cover charge."

13 comments:

spectrummom said...

and....how are you going to get that medicine without leaving the bar?

Anonymous said...

Call him back: "Hi, I'm Dr Grumpy and the incessant phone ringing is giving me a headache. I need a drink. Can you bring one over?"

Anonymous said...

I guess Dr. Grumpy was supposed to deliver the medicine to the bar since he can't leave...

Anonymous said...

Dr G. Seriously.

I remember as new parents when our 24 day little guy was snuffling from his tiny nares, and my husband and I were besides ourselves trying to figure out how to help him breathe better. We racked our brains until 10:00 PM thinking we shouldn't call the doctor after hours, but after realizing we were short on answers, thought we better call her before she was asleep. The answer of course was simple and Dr. Winifred was so patient in her explanations. We apologized several times for calling her at home, but this guy in the bar was obviously drunk, wasn't he?

Tell us he was slurring his words at least, to be calling for such a ridiculosity.

Anonymous said...

Even leaving aside the question of how s/he would get the medication without leaving the bar, wouldn't the medication cost more than the cover charge? Oh, wait, I know this one: insurance will pay for it!

ERP said...

I'm sure the DJ has some percs on him that he could give out.

RehabRN said...

Doc:

He's a cheapo. What do you want to make a bet that he goes to the ER to get the meds?

Dumb a#% should just go down to the 24 hour pharmacy and see if they can get it for him, but if he's 3 sheets, no RPh in their right mind will do it, depending on the drug,etc.

Idiot. Should have brought ear plugs...and a clue!

Watercolor said...

oy vey

haha! my word verification is
catiest!!
awesome!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Grumpy,

So, did you actually bother to phone back and say no or did you just ignore the message? You get so many bizare requests like these that phoning back to say no would take up a lot of time.

History Doc said...

Obviously drug seeking behavior. No real migraineur would be caught dead in a noisy club.

The Pill Counter said...

Classic, I am surprised he didn't ask for delivery!!

Smiley :) said...

Pt should have called Some Guy MD...probably would have had better luck!

WV: twarkin
As in: "Was he twarkin when he made that call?"

Debbie said...

Doncha' just LOVE being on call??

 
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