Monday, December 10, 2007

You Know You Are a Doctor When ...


1. You wake up at 6am on a weekend although you don’t have work.
2. A sound of a van reversing with a beep makes you look for a phone number.
3. You feel there is something wrong if you don’t have an exam coming up.
4. Can’t relax
5. Can whizz through a 300 page book in a day
6. Are sexually charged for no reason you can pinpoint!!
7. Watch scrubs ( or HOUSE, ER) and laugh at yourself.
8. Use the phrase “I am a doctor” to get away with something.
9. You are always tired.
10. When you keep on asking for stuff that doesn’t get done.
11. When you write more than a thousand words a day.
12. When you have no privacy.
13. When you look at a naked person on the beach and the first thing you notice is their appendectomy scar.
14. If you thought you have a disease you are studying about.
15. If you feel like you are over worked and under paid.
16. If people call you doctor.
17. You find yourself always carrying a pen even if you’re on a night out.
18. When you forget to have a haircut.
19. cannula please!!!!
20. Are expected to be in two places at the same time.
21. Are expected to know everything.
22. Are called in the middle of the night to sign a piece of paper.
23. Are dragged to the end of the world to talk to someone.
24. Are expected to smile everyday.
25. Don’t understand what people mean when they talk about the “hospital smell”.
26. When you can see someone’s guts and think about food.
27. When you are not disgusted by the previous sentence.
28. If you can’t remember what you ate the day before, but still manage to remember the blood results of every single patient you have.
29. You are always thinking about the next job.
30. Are reading this sentence!!!
31. You think green is a cool colour to wear!!

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3 Comments:

Anonymous alwyn said...

thanks for cool "insider-info", although 6 and 15 are quite common in other proffessions haha

7:15 PM  
Blogger pearlie said...

Yes to 9, 10, 11, 15, 18, 20, 21, 24, 29, 30, 31 but I suppose being 11/31 don't count ;)

11:49 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

hi alwyn and pearlie,
I am sure some features are common to other professions. But most of it is a doctor thingy including the green colour of the surgical scrubs though my hospital uses blue. I wonder why :)

2:17 AM  

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