Monday, July 11, 2011

Rhyme and verse

Some days I think the staff at Local Hospital tries to invent new ways to torment me. This message was left on my voice mail last night:

"Dr. Grumpy, this is Local Hospital.

We have a consult for you
In room 722
Call me at extension 16742

First name Mel, last name Bell
He fell, and doesn't feel well
Requesting physician is Dr. Patel
When you call back, his nurse is Nell."


For doing this to me, you people can go to hell.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suppose if the patients name is like Mel Bell you pretty much HAVE to put it in a rhyme. It's a law or something.

Anonymous said...

Business as usual with a referral from Dr. Seuss.

jenniferarb said...

Sounds like someone on night shift needed some entertainment

Packer said...

It is Monday, don't torture us like this.

thatsit said...

Life is too short, if you have to be up at night, you might as well leave funny messages...

Margaret/Heather said...

That's the kind of torture of colleagues I can get behind but then I'm a pervert who loves filk, so there's your range. :D

Anonymous said...

That's the spirit, Dr. Grumpy! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

PA Honeybee said...

I liked it and think
you oughtta give kudos
buy 'em a drink
The composer of this rhyme
gave it careful thought,
they put in some time

(big smile) Happy Monday!

defitinitely not Sheniquah said...

How long has Dr. Suess been leaving you voicemails? Have you told anybody about this? By anybody, I mean, have you told your therapist about this? She might have something to say about these, uhh, 'occurrences'.

I might order an MRI to check for whatever it is you guys check for on MRI of the brain in situations when the paitient is hearing Dr. Seuss on their voicemail.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

"We're sorry about your husband, ma'am. We would have gotten the doctor here sooner, but we had a long argument over whether or not 'abrupt mannerism' rhymes with 'ruptured aneurysm.'"

Captain Crab said...

seems like the staff has been watching The Princess Bride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP5-qJSzDUg

bobbie said...

We had a patient w/ GB in our ICU for a while. Nothing much changed in his care ~ we were just waiting for the GB to retreat. He had flaming red hair, and his name was Fred.
So report on him usually consisted of "Fred is in bed;
his hair is still red."
NB ~ he went home fine.

DixieLaurel said...

Sorry Dr. Grumpy, but I think that's pretty awesome!

Moose said...

I'm with DixieLaurel. That is FRAKKIN AWESOME.

You're obviously overdue for the Grumpycation. Your sense of humour has been eaten by a grue. Turn your lamp on.

Just an Intern said...

Hahaha they are definitely f-ing with you. Your only response should involve "Hi, this is Dr. Grumpy. Are you people $HITTING ME?"

Dr Killpatient said...

There once was a man from Magnameter,
Whose Penis was 10 inches in diameter,
It wasn't his size that spread wide the girls' eyes,
Twas his rhythm, Iambic Pentameter.

Shanniel Shakespeare said...

:) lol..lmao...dwl, rofl
you guys are killing me...
I'm really on a laughing spree
By time I'm done, I'll need to pee

Ashley M said...

this made me seriously laugh out loud! I love the person that left that message!

Christie said...

I'm sorry but I think that's hilarious!

 
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