Due to a scheduling mixup, I worked a rare day shift yesterday and was quickly reminded why I overwhelmingly prefer nights. During those precious sunlit hours, the hospital is just too crowded. We can get just as swamped on nights as the days, but there are less people to bump into. Yesterday there were so many visitors, consultants, private docs, med students, nursing students, and supply people milling about that I had trouble moving without bumping into someone. At night I can run from the ER to the blood bank and back without seeing a single person.