YEARS AGO....I was working cath lab in the middle one night after SEVERAL calls.
The Cardiologist, who was brilliant
for being an arrogant ass, was about to begin to infiltrate the groin with lidocaine. As usual on call....we went from 4 people during the day (3 rad techs one RN) for each case to two and since the Rad Tech was scrubbed I multi-tasked a TON!
So...... while the MD was about to stick the patient with the needle I said, while per-occupied, in a loud enough voice to be heard (I have an Irish whisper and my voice carries
) I sighed to catch my breath and said......."You're going to have a little prick in your groin"....the room was silent...you heard a slight audible gasp
as everyone expected the MD to pop a gasket
........ Suddenly...... the patient responded through his Versed induced haze...."That's too bad....did you two have a fight?" To which we all (including the OR stand-by required in those days) bust out laughing!