Sunday, July 16, 2006

the miscalculation

i feel a bit like denzel washington at the end of "Man on Fire" - i shall not spoil the ending but i foolishly have swapped my on call shifts with oblivion this week.

having finished my set of nights on friday morning, i now realise that i also agreed to do this weekend too. hence i have that heartsink feeling one gets when england go out on penalties (man on fire is not about on call rotas or football for your information.)

so off i am to work in half an hour. i know for a fact that NO-ONE is awake at this time on sunday morning. i also feel disconcerted because a friend of mine had a spare ticket to the Red Hot Chili Peppers last night. i keep telling my self that i don't actually like them (release the same song over and over, never topped 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, etc) but it would have been good to see my buddy with whom i spent three months touring the world a few years back.

i am going to have my breakfast and think about the milk situation at work.

[i am listening to Oh Inverted World, the first album by the Shins who i keep missing each time they play the UK because of surprise surprise work]


Anonymous said...

you feel me with such hope for life as a doctor. yay!
an extract from an article that made me think again:

'When you have a bad day because you are tired, stressed, overworked, and underappreciated, never forget that things are much worse for the person on the cold end of the stethoscope. Your day may be lousy, but you don't have pancreatic cancer'

put time aside to see the friend another time, it'll make you both feel better.

any progress on the milk situation?

Durga said...

ahhhh where'd u go?!!

come back!!!

missing the lost doctor...


haven't been poisoned by milk ...have u?

Willow-esque said...

Hang in there dazed and confused!

I don't know much about the NHS, but here in the US there are lots of EO's (employment opportunities, jobs) for psychiatrists that don't involve overnight call.

If you're still a resident, it will be over before you know it, and you will no longer have that cushion of an attending physician between you and the lawyers.

It's all worth it in the end!

Moo said...

Hi I just found your blog...I have the same problem with milk at work! Why dont these people just buy more once they know its gonna run out?!