Saturday, February 06, 2010

Wrong Conversation

December 31st (new year's eve)
my flight to Las Vegas scheduled at 1.30 pm

It was 11.00 am and I still had a few patients to see.
While reading a chart on the 3rd floor, a 60-something old nurse that I barely know asked me,
"Hey what are you doing tonight?"
"Going to Vegas, in a little bit actually"
"Vegas, wow" she answered with a loud voice, which got me some looks from a few nurses and doctors near the nursing station.

"Yes, Vegas"
"Ohhh, you're gonna get wasted there.... hahahaha"
"No actually I'm just going for a little change, I'm not a big drinker...."
"Oh no, don't tell me you're not a big drinker, Vegas on new year's? haha ... you're gonna get so drunk! They'll close the strip and you'll get drunk like everyone else"

I smiled and turned around and left, while she was saying, "have fun, lots of it, but try to come back, HAHAHA"


One month later.

8 pm. I'm on-call, exhausted. On the 3rd floor getting ready to leave.
I heard the same husky loud loud voice screaming from the skies, "OOOO"
It was the same witch.
"Here you are .... haven't seen you in a while... tell me about Vegas"
"Well I had fun, it was great"
"HAHA great, did you get wasted like YOU TOLD ME YOU WOULD"
"No, I didn't say that, I didn't drink there"
"HAHAHA it's OK, it's the new year, everyone gets wasted in Vegas, it's good you came back, some people don't.... HAHAHA"
"Well... ok... "
"And you know what they say about Vegas right?"
"Yes I know, thanks for asking, I have to go check on something now...."
"But you know what they say about Vegas? Huh? No?"
"Yes I know, I know...."
"You know huh? You know? "
"What happens in Vegas... huh? What happens in Vegas...huh?"
"I know"
"Stays in Vegassss, right, HAHAHA"

I have to be honest. I might have enjoyed this conversation if this was a smokin' 22-year nursing student, not a 60-year old obnoxious nurse talking while my own patient dying from stomach cancer with 3 members of his family were not sitting 5 feet away from us, or if a priest was not hanging close to us in the nursing station listening to the whole conversation smiling at me with these thoughts running in his head, "you will be doomed in hell with Satan you evil drunken doctor"

Again, I smiled at the evil witch and turned around.

sometimes people shock you so much that you just can't say anything.


Shaheen said...

why dont you make it short and tell us what have you dont in vegas

Rand said...

Oh my God she's so annoying and I wasn't even there :S