Monday, February 1, 2010

There's a First Time For Everything

I've seen patients vomit in the sink.

I've seen patients pee in the sink.

But I've never seen a patient shit in the sink. Until now.

Do people do this kind of thing in their homes? I really wonder what it is about the hospital, or the ER specifically, that people feel gives them license to act in such seriously strange ways.

The best part was the patient's reaction after I turned to him in shocked recognition and asked if he had, in fact, just shat in the sink.

Pt: "Yeah."

At least he didn't deny it.

1 comment:

keepbreathing said...

I think it's in the air. I'm mostly normal, but sometimes when I am in the equipment room, I have this overwhelming urge to whizz in the garbage can. I can't figure out why.