Now that I am no longer in a towering rage I can calmly discuss what happened today.

The number one thing is to be fair.

Number two is don’t lie.

Today, I had to call my tech with 15 minutes left until go time with our case.

This happens frequently.

Yes, it is the same tech.

He lied to me.

He told me he was on his way.

He had had a flat tire.

On the exit that is 5 miles from the hospital.


He did not call when he got the “flat tire”.

It hadn’t occurred to him.

When I say right the sarcasm is evident, correct?

The highway was clear of accidents.

He was supposedly five miles away.

I called him at 0942.

He was allegedly five miles away.

He didn’t show up to the hospital for our case until 1015.

Uh, huh.


“Flat tire” five miles away.

In that time I had interviewed the patient and set up his table.

Which, in retrospect, was a mistake.

As it gave him time to interfere with my job.

I am so close to refusing to take weekend call just for this reason.

Two things will be my saving grace.

  1. The weekend tech, who he’s been trying to warn off, starts her weekends in six weeks.
  2. The rest of the weekends’ call shifts have been scooped up by another tech.

But don’t lie to me.

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