"Do I have to wait here with all these sick people?"
Nurse: "If your not in pain and you dont have any symptoms, why are you here tonight?"
Patient:"I havent been seen by a medical professional in a while and I want to be seen tonight."
Nurse: " Well, I've seen you. You seem fine to me."
Patient (excited):" So I can go Now?"
Patient: " I was seen here 6 months ago and given a work note. My boss said he thought I quite and hired some one else. I need a new note."
Nurse: " How long were you given off?"
Patient: " Well, the PAPER said 2 days, but I know the doctor (whose name or any physical description eludes the patient) told me not to go back until I felt better. I still dont feel like going back to work, but I need a new note so I dont get fired."
Needless to say the patient did not get a new note.
A patient arrives to my triage stations to say that after having a BM he felt something 'still up there'. After digitally checking himself, he had his wife and grown daughter check him, visually and digitally. When these results were negative he stated that he went to his long time neighbor who also checked him in the same way. Negative again he asked his new neighbor who calld the police, who brought him to the ER. (He was seen and was still negative).