10 June 2008

My Motto

As taught to me by a wise, salty old sea-dog of an attending:

Every patient I see presents to the ER with the same goal: to find a way to die on me and make me look bad. And I hate looking bad. My job is to thwart them.

2 comments:

Johnny Urologist said...

I suppose this means that every patient I see has the same goal: to find a way to pee on me? Although rather than "thwart them" I really just want to get them to point it in the right direction...

Rogue Medic said...

Some are just looking for the right place to go out gracefully. Their family, or whomever, just doesn't accept that.

johnny u,

I'll remember never to stand beside the urologist. :-)