Friday, January 02, 2004

Annie and I went snowboarding today, and we had fun until she fell and broke her wrist.

What made things worse is that when we got to the emergency room, it was packed, and we had a long wait... Three hours, by the time she sent me home, and she was still waiting.

The guy at the information desk said that all the emergency rooms in town were that busy (literally, standing room only... Although some people were sitting in the doorway, too) because all of the urgent cares and clinics were closed for a four-day weekend. It's just awful.

An addendum: Because of the outrageous wait at the emergency room, we did see a couple of people leave... After waiting for a couple of hours.

Two things:

1. If you can leave the emergency room before being seen by a doctor, it really wasn't an emergency now, was it. You shouldn't have been there in the first place.

2. If you've already wasted invested a couple of hours waiting in the ER, you might as well stick it out.

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