Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hospital rounds

Dr. Grumpy: "What color is my shirt?"

Ms. Haldol: "As black as your greedy, money-grubbing soul you bastard!"

25 comments:

Mr Mobius said...

Damn doctors and their attempts to earn a living! How dare you!

skidmark said...

You have a soul? Was it on sale on E-Bay? Or did you pick it up at a yard sale - slightly used but still functioning.

stay safe.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

According to GQ, your shirt is supposed to complement your soul, not match it. If I were you, I might go with a pastel, although that obviously depends on whether your soul is more of a glossy or matte black.

BizzyMomma said...

That is about as good as when I'd see patients who had a cold and they would describe their nasal drainage or sputum as 'the same color as the green shirt you are wearing'....The pretty sage green shirt went straight to Goodwill... UGH, the nerve of patients!

Packer said...

Ok, so deny that your shirt was black.

Does she:

A. Do complimentary aural readings
B. Star in her own reality show
C. Use Bath Salts for off label purposes.

Daughter who is hospital RN, says they are frequently reminded "Stay on Guard for their own safety"

aek said...

He's one of your longest, nearest and dearest patients, amirite?

Luv ya some doctor patient relationship.

Andy Syms said...

Maybe she mistook you for a lawyer. :-)

Mad Jack said...

Okay, if you're dissatisfied we'll head back to the OR and I'll return you to your previous state - or a reasonable facsimile thereof.

Deal?

DataGirl said...

I think it's pretty funny - these people you interact with on a daily basis crack me up. Sometimes we have no choice but to laugh it off.

Anonymous said...

why did she say something like that?

Gracie's Mom said...

HA! Black does go with everything, you must look very chic. Thank goodness you don't have one of those grey green souls the colour of refridgerator mold. So Much Worse!

Betty from NJ said...

I have to be honest...

that made me giggle.

Anonymous said...

Well, was your shirt black or not?

a.generic doc said...

How do you manage to keep your shirt THAT black?

Mine usually get a bit faded after a couple of washings.

Old MD Girl said...

Did she call you "Satan" too?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

My wife never calls me that at work.

Anonymous said...

Lemme guess: The patient thought the copay was a bit steep...

Anonymous said...

If this gal is compliant in adherency to her therapy, my guess is that it's time to get out the dipstick. It sounds as if her tank level is getting a little low, no matter how correct she is in telling her colors.

Anonymous said...

so you have a black lab coat?

Moose said...

Man! Psychotics have ALL the fun!

cliffintokyo said...

This lady certainly has a blindness problem, but its nothing to do with color.

Anonymous said...

As a med student I saw a patient with encephalopathy, and the first time I met her she told me I had a "devil face". The next morning she told me my face was beautiful. My presentation to my attending that morning was that she was much improved, since she finally correctly described me!

Sara said...

I'm guessing that was a consult in a psych unit!

Olivia said...

Once when trying to determine a patient's level of orientation I asked "Do you know where you are right now?" and she said, completely stone faced and unfazed, "The crematorium". I was horrified.

Anonymous said...

Fronto-temporal lobe dementia?

 
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