Keep on rollin’
On the shift where we had no fast track docs, I picked up a patient who had a complaint of a puff of cleaning spray got in her eyes six days ago. Granted she’s surrounded by obviously injured people in neck braces with bruises and lacerations, who just came in from a multi pile car up, and she’s be told we see patients based on seriousness of injury, but of course she is jayhawking the door of her room, eyeing up every medical person walking by. She’s standing there in the door as I approach, ready to see her, and without so much as a hello she just goes…. “Wow, you’re really pigeon toe’d.” And boom, I just kept walking. Somebody gets to wait a little bit longer. At least until I say hi before you start with the insults.