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sarcasm vs. dawdling

December 27, 2007

so, which is worse?  i am sarcastic, mostly because i am too insecure to yell and scream when i am pissed at someone (the yelling might cause some tension, ya’ know, and i hate tension).  one of the nurse practitioners is a dawdler, all the time.  so, the nurse was dawdling, a patient was waiting for her, and i said “so, ah, how long are you going to let this patient wait around in a gown??”  and she says to me “i little less sarcasm couldn’t hurt.”

she then asked me how long the patient was waiting, my take on the situation is that it doesn’t matter how long she waits, just that the patient is left waiting unnecessarily at all.  the nurse seeing patients is a daily occurance, but the patient getting undressed for a gyn exam is not something she does daily, and not a comfortable situation to most women.  after i cool down i will try to talk rationally with the nurse, sans sarcasm.

for a little while i will try to keep tabs on myself, see what makes me sarcastic, and try to improve.  the nurse will most likely keep dawdling and making patients wait for no good reason, just because she gets distracted.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. seaswell permalink
    December 31, 2007 1:08 pm

    there are not many worse things than waiting around in The Dreaded Gown – it’s cold and scratchy and there aren’t magazines like in the waiting room. i always wonder why they put me in the gown in the first place if they were just going to have me wait for 15 more minutes. i always thought they were just being mean. now i know they’re just dawdling.

    it’s certainly much more terrible than a little sarcasm.

  2. jvalways permalink*
    December 31, 2007 4:44 pm

    thank you.

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