Pic N Save

  1. As I walked past the pay phone outside our ICU/CCU, it rang, so I answered it. The voice on the end asked "Is this the number for 'Pic N Save'?" (a discount store in our town). I thought for a second and said, "No", but it made me chuckle to tell the caller that he'd called the local hospital's ICU and that "No, we don't 'pick ' who we 'save'."
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  3. by   SophieMae
    I always arrived early for work. I would eat in the cafe with housekeeping b/c I liked them but staff looked down on them. Matter of fact, when staff found out I did that the come back was........"You eat with them!"
    Anyway, so after my meal I went up the the floor to check the census....whoa, what a work load we had to look forward to. Well, I went downstairs to the pay phone, calling to my floor..........I called in sick. (they knew I was joking) but we sure did have a great laugh over that.
  4. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from Dana
    As I walked past the pay phone outside our ICU/CCU, it rang, so I answered it. The voice on the end asked "Is this the number for 'Pic N Save'?" (a discount store in our town). I thought for a second and said, "No", but it made me chuckle to tell the caller that he'd called the local hospital's ICU and that "No, we don't 'pick ' who we 'save'."

    Dana, you're quick. Thanks for a good laugh! I bet the person on the other end had a good laugh too!!!
  5. by   prmenrs
    We had a special "transport phone" for outlying hospitals to direct dial into the unit; while we did get transport calls on it, we also got phone calls from men wanting "outcalls" and other people wanting to order pizzas.

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