I am new to public nursing, but I have practiced in a lot of different areas before this. My most recent frustration is trying to contact people. I have to make contact to follow up when someone is found to have a reportable disease i.e hepatitis c, chlamydia, pertussis,etc... Is it just me, or do these people always have disconnected phones? I am just venting. It must be like the murpy's law of nursing. You know, the ob patient with the longest birthplan will go for a section, the home health client requiring the most care lives in timbuktu on some hill......feel free to add more so I will know that its not just me!