Monday, February 25, 2008

*sniffle*

Dammit, stop coming to the ER with your stupid colds.

This is the second one I've caught from you freaks in as many weeks.

It's an Emergency Room. There's no such thing as an Emergency Cold.

Sheez.

8 comments:

the anonymous therapist said...

My god it pisses me off when people come in whining about their f***ing colds. It takes all of my self-control not to scream at them.

DixieLaurel said...

But they have that great Medicaid insurance that they need to use.

tz said...

Wow, your blog is funny and sharp...and I think to myself (just finished my last clinical of my first med-surg) what the hell am i getting into!

My going to the ER w/ a cold story is about my son...I took him to the Doctor, I thought it was just a cold, but 'just in case' the pediatrician told me I should take him to Children's ER...I still wasn't worried because I figured it was just a BAD cold...but when they triaged us and we got in RIGHT AWAY and there was a room full of people waiting I GOT WORRIED...hubby was 'cool, they must like us' Through my hyperventilating, I explained, you NEVER NEVER want get in before people who have been waiting it means it's BAD...

he's okay by the way...but sometimes a cold isn't cold...

But then, I'm sure there are lots and lots of people who use the ER as their primaries...and that sucks for the rest of us and you.

Anonymous said...

Emergency cold, stat foley...

You're so MEAN!

Anonymous said...

I had one of those nasty flu-ish colds last week. About a dozen well meaning people asked me 'what did your doctor say?' and I would reply, as only a cranky cold sufferer can, 'it's a freaking flu/cold. They can't DO anything I can't DO at home, why should I clog up the office, and spread the germs?' At the four day point I needed a note for my flippin' boss. (Gotta love government jobs...) A very nice nurse faxed me the signed form, and I got to stay in bed.

I'm all better now, back at work, listening to the lad in the next cube coughing up a lung. yuk

Nurse K said...

Right there with yah sista...HACK HACK. Stupid a-holes.

Anonymous said...

But MonkeyGirl, my physician said to go to the ER to get it checked out.

Grumpyunk said...

No such thing as an Emergency Cold? Apparently, your definition of "Emergency" differs from that of our Zombie clients. I've always thought that if you could bitch slap them for coughing right in your face it would be an acceptable trade off.