Monday, November 18, 2013
I understand my husband is your Attending. I understand your wanting and need to impress upon him your diligence, your competence, your outstanding ability to care for his patients when he is out of hospital. I get it. Really. I do.
However, if you are about to hit "SEND" on a text that begins with "FYI-", please take pause to consider the day and take a glance at a clock.
You see, dear Resident, your attending sleeps with his phone right by his bed. In turn, that means I sleep with his phone. I'm sure you get the picture, right?
FYIs at dark-thirty in the morning are not received well. Emergent issues are that, and are dealt with at anytime, but FYIs? Not really.
So, I propose the following:
Compost the text.
Set an alarm on your phone for a decent hour, considering it is the weekend and your attending IS NOT on-call (say 9am, for instance).
When the alarm chimes, hit "SEND".
I assure you, your attending will appreciate it.
Your Attending's Wife will appreciate it even more.