October 2, 2009
With the clock ticking, no less.
I wanted to stay for the clinical skills session of a professor led lecture, but had forgotten to bring my ice pack with me to keep my milk cool.
I went to the nearby cafeteria and asked for a plastic bag, but was told they had none. I asked if there was anything that could hold ice for the next couple of hours and was offered foil (really now?).
The employee behind the food counter was getting annoyed with my request and put her gloved hands on her hips. Aha! As a doctor, I know a thing or two about latex gloves. . .
I asked for a pair, went to the ice machine, filled 'em up and tied them down. I got a lot of strange looks as I walked out, and when asked "what on earth do you plan on doing with that?" the answer 'slapping' did come to mind.