Friday, July 10, 2009

Levels of crazy

Been thinking about this for awhile. I now have the "ER's Mom Official Guidelines for Assigning Levels of Crazy".

1. Normal. They exist, even constitute the majority of patients. They make poor blog fodder however, so you wouldn't know that that they even exist from reading any medical blog.
2. Crazy. These are the "fun crazy" folks. A little off, but you don't cringe when you see them on the schedule.
3. Bat-shit crazy. Your stomach drops a little when you see the name on the schedule.
4. Fucking Nuts. These folks seem intent on driving YOU nuts too.
5. Mouth agape and head shaking. You are lost for words upon meeting these folks. Fortunately, they are rare.


Grumpy, M.D. said...

ER's Mom, that is wonderful. I can use this scale in my office.

In this field we come up with all kinds of scales, most with no practical use. And yours is more valuable than any of them.

I can see it now:

"Patient A&O x 3, GCS: 15, ERMOM: 4."

ER's Mom said...

What's bad is that my nurse knows this scale and when we see the schedule will mark the level on the printout...just so we can dread that upcoming appointment.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, my secretary uses smiley and frown faces on the schedule for the same purpose.