Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday

Yesterday I was at local mall with the kids, when they started whining about being hungry. So I took them to the food court.

While they were inhaling burgers, I got a phone call from the ER, and wandered off to a quieter area to talk. Without paying attention, I ended up standing next to a kiosk selling phone accessories.


Dr. Grumpy: "Is she on Coumadin?"

Kiosk Guy: (comes over, taps me on shoulder) "Hey! You need a new iPhone case!"

Dr. Grumpy: "No thank you, I'm busy right now. What did her head CT show?"

Kiosk Guy: "This one is on sale! It lights up when you're on the phone!"

Dr. Grumpy: (waves guy away again) "Who's her cardiologist? Do they know what's going on yet?"

Kiosk Guy: "Your phone case is falling apart! You should get this one!"

Dr. Grumpy: "Hang on, ERP... Look, this is an important call. Can't you see I'm on the phone?"

Kiosk Guy: "No! That's why you need a case that lights up!"

22 comments:

Suze said...

Unfortunately I can see the scenario all too well.

Momcat said...

Its all a matter of priorities!

C said...

The light up case would be perfect for all your migraine patients! Put that thing right on your desk and have the kids call it all day. ; )

*twitch*

C said...

The light up case would be perfect for all your migraine patients! Put that thing right on your desk and have the kids call it all day. ; )

*twitch*

skidmark said...

Sounds like phone-kiosk guy understands his business. I'm surprised you did not walk away - surely a 30-second delay was not going to prove fatal to the patient.

Guess it all boils down to doctors thinking they are so darned important. (OK, some of the time some of them are.)

stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Damn mall carnies!

Packer said...

I often wonder how completely upstanding people wind up punching other people in the nose. I think I am getting an idea as how some of it occurrs.

This morning on TV I watched two wedding parties wage all out war on each other in the lobby of the Philadelphia Sheraton Hotel. Probably had to do with a cell phone.

Jon said...

But was it an artisanal case?

DocV

Anonymous said...

LOL Jon!
Hey, he was only trying to help. After all, people are always holding their cell phones to their ears and talking into them without actually having a person on the other end. How was he to know?

Ms. Donna said...

No, don't get that light-up case! How could you make your escape from Dr. Whoeveryoucalledhim/her whose car got crunched?

Li'l Azathoth said...

Look at the bright side- at least you weren't standing in front of Teavana.

Anonymous said...

very good!

Charles said...

He tapped you on the shoulder?

Man, if a salesperson or some other stranger touched me it would not be the phone case lighting up - it would be his ass from a good ol' fashioned butt stomping - you do NOT touch me without my permission!

medexaminer said...

You have to admire the persistence. If the DMV office showed even 10% of his enthusiasm for his work, it wouldn't take 4 hours to get a new driver's license. I hope you when you made it to the hospital you showed your new phone case to the patient with the head bleed.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I don't think the DMV works on commission.

Tory said...

Walk away, Grumpy, walk away.

Moose said...

I learned The Death Glare from my mother. It comes complete with a growl that says, "GET THE HELL AWAY FROM ME. NOW!"

If I have to speak the actual words out loud, you *will* be moving faster than light.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahah actually laughed out loud there.

Anonymous said...

So what color of light up case did you get?

Kat's Kats said...

And the kiosk guy wonders why he's not making a ton of sales. ::shakes head:: If they'd only learn that they'd catch more flies with honey...

Anonymous said...

That's actually pretty funny and well-played. kudos to the kiosk guy.

Anonymous said...

how many stitches did he need?

 
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