Dr. Grumpy: "Yeah, this is Grumpy, calling about Mrs. Protoplasm."
Dr. Hospitalist "The lady I consulted you on? What's up?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, from looking at her chart she was here last month for a stroke, and then a seizure, and at that time you handled it yourself and didn't consult neurology."
Dr. Hospitalist: "That's correct."
Dr. Grumpy: "So today I get a consult and find she's obtunded, terminally ill, and scheduled to go to hospice in an hour."
Dr. Hospitalist: "Yeah, family doesn't want anything done, and I think that's reasonable."
Dr. Grumpy: "So why are you consulting me NOW?"
Dr. Hospitalist: "In case there's anything else to do."