View Full Version : Hospital mixups

09-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Steve's joke about "rules" reminded me of the (allegedly true) story of the enthusiastic group of medical students assigned to the urology clinic.

They found an old fellow sitting in the waiting room and had him lie down for a prostate exam. He dutifully complied and after eight rectal examinations, the group could not come to a definitive diagnosis.

Eventually they decided to ask the old fellow what was ailing him, and he replied: "nothing - I am just waiting for my friend."


09-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Not hospital related but just as disturbing to me.

I took my pickup to the dealer for a recall on the transmission. 3 hours later I get a phone call from the tech "Well, I checked it out and you've got a blown head gasket or a cracked head." I responded, "Well, it was in for a recalled transmission. Why the hell are you checking the engine." He was, "Ughhh, let me do some checking and call you back." I said "I'll be there in 5 minutes."

By the time I got there. He said "Our pressure tester was faulty."