And speaking of bad times, I've yet to understand occasional drunks in the ER. Our regulars, I know, see the ER as their second home and many are operating under the "three hots and a cot" philosophy. I get people who push their limits, end up overdoing it, and learn their lesson after a night in the ER (though I still think it's the result of bad friends not looking out for each other). What I don't get is the group that decides to get violently drunk every couple months. They don't like coming in, and we certainly don't like having them take up space, so nobody wins.