Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Wadda ya want, I'm tired."

Seen in a hospital room:

"It's not like anyone actually reads them."

Thank you, W!

12 comments:

Moose said...

I'm always getting yelled at for filling out forms and answering the question, "Who should we call in case of an emergency?" with "911."

Packer said...

Whoever , whomever it is always so confusing

Moose said...

Packer: Turn it into "he" or "him", or turn it into a question with those as an answer.

Whoever left the dog outside is an idiot.

Correct. HE left the dog outside.

The dog bit whomever was closest.

Correct. The dog bit HIM.

Whoever should I give the vet bill to?

WRONG. You will give it to HIM.

So who is the charge nurse? He is. Whoever he is.


English is such a funky language.

Stacey Gordon said...

It's not that funky if you studied Latin or Russian, then you realize that what we are dealing with here are the vestigial remains of declension in English.
dative case, "give to" whom... Just like in Russian it sometimes ends with an "M", if it's the right gender...LOL object of the sentence accusitive case... ...instrumental cases with whom... Nominative case.. HE IS... whoever.. yadda yadda yadda...

Where's the vodka?

Ms. Donna said...

Thanks, Moose. HOWEVER, the last time I was in the ED, knowing who was taking care of me (or as much as I could comprehend) helped reduce stress.

I know that the board was (I hope) meant to be funny, but I hope a real pt (or their family)didn't see that.

They'd get the impression no one cared.

Anonymous said...

When I was in the hospital overnight post-surgery, a board like that was opposite my bed, where I could easily see it -- it was nice to have the names of my nurses, since my drugged-up condition made remembering (or any mentation) rather difficult.

Liz Harris said...

"I'm in a lot of distress here. Give me anybody!"

Anonymous said...

A case of vodka all around.

Hllbillygirl G said...

I HATE these boards. Each unique and special snowflake is encouraged to hit their call bell like they're ringing in the new year, to summon their own personal dogsbody. Four to eight of these people running me ragged for thirteen hours. No, I don't want them getting chummy with my name, I'm just trying to survive the shift and fetch their fucking ice cream at 3am while trying to keep Mrs Jones breathing.

And, Moose, the 'emergency contact' is just a relative's contact information so that the people who come in the night to break your kneecaps have an easier time tracking you down. Think I'm kidding? let a hospital bill go unpaid...

NW ER Doc said...

The best part of this photo? I just finished up a locums assignment at that hospital a couple months ago XD

Anonymous said...

The two times I've had surgery I really liked these boards. As someone else mentioned, it really helped my stress level having some idea of who was taking care of me without searching for name tags or trying to figure out who's who.

Anonymous said...

The last time I was in the hospital for an extended length of time, someone put my eyeglasses in the drawer of the nightstand and didn't let on where they were, and I wasn't allowed out of bed.

 
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