Saturday, January 14, 2006

You Might Be In The Health Care Field Too Long If…………

Discussing dismemberment (or rectal exams) over gourmet meals seems perfectly normal to you.

You find humour in other people's stupidity.

You believe in serial spraying of Prozac.

Your idea of comforting a child is placing him in a papoose restraint.

You believe that "Shallow Gene Pool" should be a diagnosis.

You believe that the government should require a permit to reproduce.

You think unspeakable evil will befall you if anyone says "Boy it sure is quiet around here".

When you are out in public you compliment complete strangers on their veins.

You have ever wanted to hold seminar "Suicide…….getting it right the first time".

You have ever had to leave a patient's room before laughing hysterically. (Have had to do this several times)

You think caffeine should be available IV form.

You have restrained someone and it was not a sexual experience.

You commonly utter the phrase "What changed tonight at 2 am that made it an emergency AFTER SIX MONTHS??"

You believe that "Too stupid to live" should be a diagnosis.

You think putting a Valium salt lick in the A/E waiting room is a novel idea.

When you mention vegetables, you are not thinking of a food group.

You have been exposed to so much x-rays, you don't bother with birth control.

You have used the words "Healthcare Reforms" to strike fear in the hearts of co-workers.

You have heard "Why, I don't know how that got stuck in there" too many times.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It depresses me that I agree, STRONGLY, with all of those comments!!!! Definately time to get out of medicine!!!

8:59 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmms.... Steps away from the X-ray machine retires to the office to write plans for a seminar

4:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHA, I laughed like an idiot when I read this, because it's all so true.

Especially the 'talking about minging stuff in restaurants and getting told off' thing... I'm a midwife, say no more!


9:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just picking up on your blog - came here from 'Random Acts of Reality'

You are getting into your stride nicely. This was your best post so far (I am going from the beginning)

Well done

11:57 pm  
Blogger Rich Smith said...

I discovered this blog today, was referred from mark myer's 'neenaw' blogs...

I work in local government, in a call centre for the council housing repairs contractor. The terms used may vary in some cases, but comments about the 'shallow gene pool' diagnosis, 'laughing at others' stupidity', 'what made this an emergency after [insert period of time here]?' strike very deep chords :D.

Your comment 'You think unspeakable evil will befall you if anyone says "Boy it sure is quiet around here".' is what we call [i]doing a Murray[/i] - from Murray Walker's unchallenged expertise in this field.

Keep up the good work :) .

10:33 pm  

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