Thursday, March 4, 2010

When You Gotta Go

We have a "quiet room" in the ED that has some chairs, a bathroom, and an area for family members to see their loved one's body. Since people don't die in the ED that often (TV shows not withstanding), most of the time it isn't in use. Just like most of the time every other bathroom in the department isn't in use.

But last night, that wasn't the case. In urgent need for a loo, I popped in to the family room, only to find a middle-aged woman lying on a stretcher. Startled, bladder full, and caught off guard, I stopped and said excuse me.

Of course, being dead, she didn't seem to mind.

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