Dr. Launchpad: "Yeah, I'm the hospitalist working today, and I consulted you on Mrs. Sick."
Dr. Grumpy: "I saw her this morning. I think I ordered an MRI and some labs."
Dr. Launchpad: "You did! But that wasn't what you were supposed to do!"
Dr. Grumpy: "What was I supposed to do?"
Dr. Launchpad: "I wanted you to just write 'okay for discharge' so I could send her home!"
Dr. Grumpy: "Your note said 'consult neurology for confusion.' It didn't say anything about sending her home."
Dr. Launchpad: "I just wanted you to evaluate her, not order tests! I want to get her out of here."
Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, but ordering tests is a pretty common part of an evaluation."
Dr. Launchpad: "What does that have to do with it? I'm trying to send her home, and you've screwed it all up!"