I decided a loss in the nail polish battle needed Phallic worn as a sort of f*ck you to the establishment.
Did I tell you that my boss made me get my flu shot while I was sick? I can't remember if I did or not. The deadline was December 1st so I had told her back in August that that was the day I would get my shot. Well she had other plans. It made my cold stick around much longer.
I also left out an important detail in the meeting I had with the second in command. JCAHO had been doing a mock survey that entire week. This is the people who determine whether you get certain certifications etc. Apparently, my department didn't do well at all. It was the clinic and the treatment room that had a lot of things wrong with it.
Once the second in command found out I worked in that department, she just kept referring back to the fact that our area did poorly. The timing of my meeting couldn't have been worse. I doubt things would have gone differently, but that fact alone made her less inclined to even hear what I had to say.
As I write this, it's the last of my five days off I get every year for Thanksgiving. It's just how my schedule works. I've been piddling around the house, I raked my back yard, cleaned my back gutters and got caught up on a ton of magazines I had. I'm also babysitting my neighbor's cat. She watches mine when I'm gone and I watch hers. It's a cool arrangement.
I've got nothing new to discuss at work except the new girl who was told she was hired to overhaul the navigator program is hitting walls from people who don't want to change as they've been doing the same thing for years. She said to me that if this isn't why she was hired, that she would move on. As she designed from the ground up the program at another hospital.
I don't envy her this job at all. I do my thing, keep my head down. Oh and occasionally get torn a new one by family members.
So I called the patient right? Introduced myself told him that I would be with him through this and setting up his appointments etc. He was very nice and appreciated it. Next thing I know, I got a call from the wife. And she went off on me. How dare I call her husband and what did you say to him and that this is her life and this is her husband and she will not be disrespected and on and on.
I just sat there at my desk dumbfounded as I had no idea where this was coming from. (Actually I do, it's fear etc) When she finally had enough and had hung up the phone, I must admit it brought tears to my eyes as I was already sick with a cold, my voice was hoarse and hard to understand and there was no reason for her to go off like that.
The doctor I work mostly with summed it up nicely. He said some people are just a*sholes.
I am looking forward to meeting her.
All right. Let's look at the aptly named Phallic.
Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?