Great thoughts! I have said and thought the same things myself....many times.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could put a sign in the triage window that says:
CUT TO THE CHASE....WHY ARE YOU REALLY HERE?
WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY AND GET YOU OUT OF HERE?
IF YOU ONLY WANT VICODIN, THEN JUST ASK, DON'T ASK THE TAXPAYERS TO SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON YOUR CT OR MRI. IF THE DOC IS ACCOMODATING, YOU WILL GET IT, IF NOT, THEN IT IS A TORADOL SHOT AND YOU ARE OUT OF HERE.
IF YOU ARE RECEIVING DISABILITY CHECKS AND COME IN BECAUSE YOU EITHER FELL OUT OF A DEER STAND, FELL OFF YOUR ROOF OR A LADDER, OR WERE COMPETING IN A MOTOCROSS EVENT....GET A JOB!
AND REMEMBER OUR MOTTO: YOU GOTTA BE TOUGH IF YOU ARE GONNA BE STUPID!!
Signed, Your friendly ED staff.