Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart
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Sunday, 13 April 2008

Things I'd Like To Say

Working in a small country ER can be fun and challenging.
It can be fun since, without the extra staff around any given crisis requires one to do thngs which would be referred to specialists in a bigger centre. Casting, stitching, clot-busting, we do it all out here.
It can be challenging because some patients, despite our best efforts, seem incapable of following instructions or answering the simplest questions in a straight-forward manner.
So, in order to relieve some of my stress, here are some lines I'd like to use but can't:
1) What made you think this was an emergency?
2) You've had this for two years, haven't called your family doctor and it's now 2 am on a Saturday night. Why aren't you asleep in bed like you should be?
3) So you've tried absolutely nothing and it hasn't worked?
4) "A while" is not an answer to "how long have you had this".
5) It's a "yes or no" question. Do you have chest pain.
6) No, I don't care about what you told your friend yesterday. I asked you if you have shortness of breath.
7) So you drank 12 beers and then jumped into a firepit. And you now want me to be empathetic?
8) You should wear loafers. Tying your shoes is clearly a challenge.
9) If you don't know why you're here today, how do expect me to know?

6 comments:

SJ said...

Actually something I would like to say is that perhaps it is the orthodox jews who need to see a psychologist because in orthodox judaism so many ordinary things from the secular world that does not bother anyone is disallowed saying that if someone does that particular thing that in the secular world is quite innocent and ordinary then the person is gonna get punished by God.

example: eating a cheeseburger

Garnel Ironheart said...

You really need counselling. I know everyone else can't be bothered to tell you but I figure I should just be blunt about it.
1-800-SHRINK

SJ said...

* saying that if someone does that particular thing that in the secular world that is quite innocent and ordinary then the person is gonna get punished by God.

and garnel you can say that I need counselling all you want, at least I don't think that God is going to punish me for commiting the horrid action (sarcasm) of eating a cheeseburger XD

Garnel Ironheart said...

Don't you get it? This particular post has nothing to do with Judaism in general or Orthodoxy in particular.

Are you not capable of talking about anything else?

SJ said...

yeah, but I just wanted to say something that I wanted to say XD

SJ said...

read my blog XD