My apologies for not having the energy or concentration necessary to string a story together just now. The SICU has been, as ICUs can be, quite busy over the past week or so. So just a few quick anecdotes I found amusing lately.
One of the nurses I work with has forever twisted the way I will hear ventilator alarms. The particular vent we use in this ICU alarms with a little tune: CEGcG, starting one octave above middle C. Yesterday, while we were sitting at adjacent computers writing notes, she started singing along, in actually rather a pretty voice, with the words "Oh sh&t come help me." It fit so well, now that's all I can hear when the alarm goes off.
And secondly, it's a good bet your presentation as a med student is boring your attending when he picks up a magazine from the nurse's station in the middle of it and starts reading. Just a thought. Glad it wasn't me.