Come to think of it, it is weird to read in the local news that a patient was "taken to ABC General Hospital where he died," when you know full well that he was dead long before he walked in the door. He was just declared dead at ABC General.
"...As the explorers investigated this newfound treasure, they were drawn to the currency of this civilization. Ordinary in appearance but with the words E Pluribus Braden inscribed carefully along the border and with a picture of a strikingly handsome young nurse emblazoned boldly in the center. Truly this must have been a remarkable people..."
Excerpt from "A History of Earth" by Marcus T. Marian. Published by Megadodo Publications, Ursa Minor.
No, I'm not giving you medical advice. Talk to your Primary Care ER Doctor for that.
No, it isn't you I'm talking about. Believe it or not, you are not the only patient who came in the ER with that same complaint in the last year, let alone the last week. Besides, I'm not breaking any HIPAA laws because I'm not divulging any identifying information, and I'm probably combining three cases together and changing the gender and age when I write about that crazy patient anyway.
Besides, even if it is you, do you really want to admit to having done that?