Thanks to Snowpocalypse 2 and every Southerner’s general inability to drive in snow, those of us on service rotations recently stayed several days in the hospital while we waited out “Winter Storm Pax”. The Peds and OB services didn’t have much going on during that time, so we…occupied ourselves in the hospital. I bring you “When Doctors Get Snowed In”.
They bring their jammies from home and sleep in hospital beds. They learn that hospital beds are, indeed, just as uncomfortable as their patients say they are.
They send one or two brave souls out to get “supplies” for the storm.
The brave souls bring back supplies to make sure the most basic of all human needs is met.
They get bored and decide to play in the snow, but realize that they do not have any gloves. So they make mittens with socks and latex gloves. They find that homemade gloves are surprisingly effective.
They build a pitiful looking snowman with snow that isn’t sticky enough, name him Leonard, and dress him in scrubs that are entirely too big.
They give Leonard the Snowman free medical advice.
They take too many pictures with Leonard the snowman and then send them to the local news, hoping they will make it onto the evening weather broadcast. They do not make it onto the news.
They are filmed, paparazzi-style, by nurses and hospital security, who later send them pictures of their antics.
They make questionable wardrobe decisions.
They feast on TWO meals of bacon and cheese. First, grilled cheese sammiches with bacon. Then bacon pizza.
They get in trouble with the nurses for “having too much fun” during their bacon pizza party.
And after a hearty meal, they “borrow” trashed cardboard boxes and have a sledding/snow frolicking adventure in the hospital parking lot. Security does a few drive-bys just to watch.