Mr. Hand: "Hi, I need to get in today. I may have had a stroke. My left arm isn't working."
Mary: "Well, you really need to go to ER for this."
Mr. Hand: "I know. I'm there now."
Mary: "You're in ER?"
Mr. Hand: "Yeah. I called 911, and they brought me here. I'm lying in back, waiting for the doctor."
Mary: "Okay, then..."
Mr. Hand: "I've been here about 5 minutes, and they haven't sent anyone in except a nurse. So if you have something open, I'll just come over there instead."
Mary: "No, you need to stay there. You'll probably need studies, and it's not safe for you to leave the hospital to come here if you're having a stroke."
Mr. Hand: "The ambulance is still out front. I could ask them to bring me over there."
Mary: "You need to stay there."
Mr. Hand: "Sorry. Had no idea caring for people was such a waste of your time."