Okay, so I'll admit... there are a total of three perks to being married to the Chief.
- The Chief stipend (and it's most likely not as large as you would think.)
- The yearly Chiefs conference which is always held at a nice destination.
But the biggest perk is this...
- Being in charge of the call/vacation schedule.
So, imagine my excitement when I learned Doc H would be attending a conference in the gorgeous Canadian Rockies. I plotted and planned our picturesque trip. I extended our trip 10 days beyond the conference so we could sight see. It would just be the two of us, without the pager, without any presentation looming over him, no conference duties. I was thrilled. This would be Doc H's first REAL vacation in two years.
The two of us alone to rekindle the energy between us... Just the thought of it almost throws me into the type of nirvana a gal can only achieve via the multiple Os. You know what mean?
Our travel dates were marked out in permanent Sharpie on our home calendar, which is just the same as breaking out the chisel and hammer in my book. These dates were set in stone.
Doc H took appropriate action. He posted these dates off on the department calendar and the call schedule. He notified the OR scheduler, the clinic scheduler, and his assistant. He alerted his team.
Every "i" had been dotted. Every "t" had been crossed. Now, we just had to let a few months pass before our trip was upon us.
Our trip is now two weeks away. Now, instead of booking a rental car, or shopping for a new pair of vacation shoes, I find myself shooting off mental Italian salutes into the atmosphere yelling, "Take THAT, you WHITE COATS!"
Doc H's vacation has just gone ker-plunk. As of late, Doc H's colleagues notified him of their personal vacation plans which fully overlaps our vacation dates. Doc H cannot in good conscience leave his most junior partners (newer attendings) alone without seasoned backup.
So, my husband is staying home to be the Chief, while his colleagues go off and enjoy their vacations.
No wonder they all love their Chief so much.
Me? I'm not loving "the Chief" in him so much right now.
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