Saturday, June 21, 2008

Can I go home?

Patient asks doctor if he can be discharged.

Patient: Can I go home today?
Doctor: Dr Peckett, he’s the senior doc, he’ll decide. I’m just a house surgeon, I can’t sign the discharge.
Patient: Is he coming today?
Doctor: Maybe this afternoon.
Patient: Only a maybe?
Doctor: Or tomorrow morning.
Patient: So if he comes today, I could go home?
Doctor: Well, it’s his day off. ..
Patient: So it’s not likely to be today?
Doctor: Hmm. Make that a tomorrow.

Some doctors like to look on the bright side.

It’s a trifle optimistic to expect a doctor to come in his off-day. Very much an off-chance.…

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