You know you’ve been working somewhere too long when……..
Sleepydoc: ok Sir, please tell me what is going on with you tonight.
Patient: Doc I was afraid I caught something because I sat on a rat earlier tonight.
Sleepydoc: Excuse me sir, but did this rat bite you?
Sleepydoc: So why would you think that this would be harmful to you in any way?
In reality, I was PISSED. I could not believe that this guy had even made it pass the triage area to get into the hospital. I was already having a long shift. But crap like this makes you want to scream!!! I had fully intended to go locate whoever was in charge in the triage area and have a talk with them.
But then I heard some giggles behind me, and when I looked, the nurses burst out laughing. They had put the guy, who worked in the lab, up to tricking me.
I had begun to work myself up in a frenzy for nothing……..definitely working too long somewhere to be getting fooled like that.