Friday, September 7, 2012
Public Service Announcement
I will preface this public service announcement by saying that it takes A LOT to shock me. Working in emergency medicine grants me the privilege of seeing some rather 'strange' things. I enjoy the adrenaline rush of my career and the occasional "What the hell were you thinking?" moments it brings about.....and I typically, as a rule, try not to judge other people. I'm relatively skilled at keeping a straight face.....in fact that is what got me in this predicament today in the first place......my ability to keep a straight face. **sighs**
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
If you are going to walk into a public building (i.e. hospital) dressed from head to toe in an animal costume, refer to a restroom as a "litterbox", insist to me that you ate Friskies for breakfast and have your significant other explain to me that you need medical care because you keep "coughing up hairballs"........
It should NOT surprise you that I laugh in your face! It should not surprise you that I ask if you're spayed or neutered! It should not surprise you that I recommend a veterinary hospital as opposed to you wasting my freaking time!
As I said, it takes a lot to shock me......today accomplished that feat and then some! What the hell is wrong with some people??? I am told there is an entire "subculture" of these "Furries" and upon googling the term, I am more shocked than I originally was at the 'cat' patient I saw this morning. I rarely feel my time is wasted and I truly enjoy helping people.....but I imagine my 4 year old son could have accurately found the 'illness' from which the feline-human suffered......DON'T CONSUME FREAKING CAT FOOD, GENIUS!!!
I wonder if I'll be in trouble for not keeping my mouth shut and remaining professional? I sure hope not....re-living this incident in a lecture would surely bring about more giggles and smart ass commentary. :)
I need a drink! And again, a muzzle might not be a bad idea!