And all I have to say is YUP. Working at a trauma center has really opened my eyes to the depths of stupidity to which the human race is capable of going. I really thought I had seen it all working at Hood Hospital, what with some of the insane complaints people used to check in with, but obviously I wasn't anticipating taking care of those same people on Friday night, after they'd been at the club and had a beer or six and ended up in some kind of unfortunate situation requiring trauma services.
I still don't agree with it, but it almost makes me understand the attitudes people up here have a little bit better. There's about an equal amount of stupidity, but since alcohol seems to be involved more often here, it's kind of like a more aggressive variety of stupidity with less of the redeeming human element. Although the worst cases aren't the ones with people operating automobiles/motorcycles/bikes/motorized wheelchairs/whatever under the influence of some unadvisable substance, which could be somewhat attributed to impaired judgement related to said substances. Nope, I'm talking pure, organic, unaltered poor decision making skills and what we in the medical community refer to as being really, really dumb.
For example, I took care of a guy a couple weeks ago who wrecked his car into a stationary object, and like so many others before him, came to the ER back boarded, c-collared and acting a complete fool. Just by the nature of the accident, we all assumed he was on something to be acting this way and to, you know, have a collision with something incapable of swerving into his lane, but the tox screen was negative for everything. We were all confused and thinking about calling in Dr. House or whatever until I heard him talking on the phone while I was walking by the room.
"Huh? Haha, yeah bro, you know what happened? So like, I was tweeting, right, and then like BOOM! I like, ran into this pole, yo! HAHAHA I know, right! Yeah, it's fuckin' crazy man! So like, hey, do you think you can pick me up from the hospital? HAHA yeah dude, and like, my nurse, she's pretty hot, I think I'm gonna try and get her number bro. Ha. Yeah man, Twitter. It's like, so crazy."
The scary part is, I'm sure he operates a condom probably about as well as he operates an automobile, so I'm sure he's out there. In the gene pool. Tell your descendants I'm sorry when the world become the movie Idiocracy but in real life.