Hood Nurse-Hi there ma'am! My name is Hood Nurse, and right now I'm just going to check out your vitals signs and collect some medical information. What's going on today?
Patient- Well, you see, I've had this boil for about 5 days now on my butt, and the pain is just really becoming unbearable. I tried to deal with it at home, but it just keeps getting worse, so I decided to come in.
Hood Nurse- I see. How would you rate the pain right now?
Patient- A ten.
Hood Nurse-Okay, well, we'd be happy to get that checked out for you. I'm afraid all the rooms in back are full at the moment, so I'll need you to wait in the waiting room for a bit and another nurse will call you when a room is available.
Patient- So, am I gonna have to wait a long time to be seen for this? I mean, don't you guys have an area for like, sore throats and stuff, and then another area for real emergencies like mine?
We sure do. Next.