Yesterday, the Critical Care consultant was asked to review a very poorly patient in the Medical Admissions Unit. Before examining the patient, he was looking for a pair of gloves.
Obviously frustated from not finding a pair his size he exclaimed, "Only small and medium?? Hmmph, show's the size of physicians!" and stormed away. Burn!! Critical Care - 01, Physicans - 00.
Okay, I understand he's frustrated, but why did he have to look at me while saying it??
This reminded me of a friend I was working with in Morriston Hospital, Wales.
She was helping me examining a patient, and we couldn't find any gloves nearby. She found a pair right at the opposite end of the ward and shouted at the top of her voice,
"MYNN, WHAT SIZE ARE YOU, SMALL??"
Needless to say, all the doctors, nurses and even some of the patients spontaneously burst in laughter.
...and I was left burning red.
any suggestions for clever/witty/funny rhetorts against the Critical Care consultant?