242 Overheard in a Brooklyn ER

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I was recently in the ER with Andy, and it was chaos the entire time we were there. However, there were two conversation going on near us that I would like to share.

1. Between a woman who had vertigo and the ER doctor:

Doc: You have to pee in the cup. I need you to pee in the cup.

Patient: No.

Doc: If you don’t pee in the cup, we will have to put a tube in your vagina.

Huh. I am pretty sure that’s not how that works…

2. Between a nurse and a patient:

Nurse: Do you drink?

Patient: Used to.

Nurse: Do you do drugs?

Patient: Used to.

Nurse: Do you smoke?

Patient: Used to.

Nurse: I see you have HIV. How did you contract it? (I imagine she wanted to know if it was sexual contact, transfusion, or IV drug use)

Patient: My friend’s girlfriend.

Me: Oh My!

I am learning that the ER can really be an educational experience.

 

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