So I went to eat my free daily lunch offering the other day in the doctors lounge when I noticed that a giant plate of enchiladas was just about empty. At 10:35 am. It’ not every day you get a free hot meal at Happy’s hospital, I would like to thank the Medicare National Bank for paying for my meals.
Generally,Happy’s doctors lounge offers a fine consistent assortment of cold salads, sandwich meats and several soup offerings. I found myself wondering exactly how much money I save every year by eating lunch in the doctors lounge. I remember Mrs Happy’s daily lunch bills when she worked in the hospital. It can add up pretty quick for nurses without the secret handshake to get in to the doctors lounge.
Every now and then, the kitchen throws us a bone with a decent hot meal. Sometimes lasagna. Sometimes chicken fried steak. Sometimes enchiladas.
So I ended up taking the last two enchiladas at 10:35 in the morning. One of Happy’s partners arrived at the hospital for a meeting and said she was going to get some food from the doctors lounge. I told her that the hot stuff was already gone. Her response?
Happy’s partner: Dang R.A.P.E.R.S.
Happy’s partner: Those dang R.A.P.E.R.S. You’ve never heard of them?
Happy: Nope. Who are they?
Happy’s partner: They are the ones who always eat by 10 am and steal all the food from the doctors lounge. Radiology; Anesthesia; Pathology, ER, Surgery.
*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist Blog*