Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cell Phone Karma

It was innocent enough. A patient. Syncope. Enough AV block to make you wish the pacemaker was implanted yesterday. Next to the patient: a team of concerned family members in the exam room.

The ER summary and EKG were reviewed. The history taken. The patient politely asked if they might be examined in the presence of family members. "No problem," was the reply.

Examination completed, a blank piece of paper is assembled. A pen, nowhere to be found, was retrieved from the front desk.

Returning, a figure is drawn. The entire room focused. Waiting. Staring at the figure. Total silence.

The explanation begins, then...
..."Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
And she's buying a stairway to heaven."
What the...?

With that, a family member dives for their cell phone and hurries to stop the ringtone.

Too late.

The bad karma was released.



Lisa said...

Timing is everything!

Kim said...

Well I wasn't expecting THAT! : D