Thursday, February 12, 2009

Today's "Reason For Your Visit"

When a patient checks in at our ER, they are asked to fill out a half-sheet of paper with name, phone, SSN, birth date, and "reason for your visit".

Whenever I work triage, I write down the interesting ones and have been building up a list.  Some are funny, some embarrassing, and some just tickle my warped sense of humor.  I try to give the benefit of the doubt.  I know that these people are hurting and just want to be seen, but it still makes me shake my head to see some of the things that patients can come up with.

Thus, my regular (as in whenever I feel like it) series, "Reason For Your Visit."  Please keep in mind that spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are copied directly from the original paper.

So let's get to today's Reason For Your Visit:


Needless to say, I was quite surprised when I saw this one.  I'm sure you are consulting your reference books as we speak (okay, as I type and you read.  Okay, I typed this long before you read it, but you are ruining my point here with your nitpicking).  And yes, you are correct in your conclusion that the Tachacardyla did indeed go extinct in the late Jurassic Period.

Unfortunately my digital camera was broken and someone erased the security tape, so you are just going to have to believe me when I say I was there.  I saw it.  I will never be the same.

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