I may or may not have recently visited the hospital recently. I think some people love them, because they help save lives or help sick people or other important jobs like that. I get that hospitals don’t make much money, because they charge so little for their services. I have heard from a reliable source that someone was once charged $1400 for some nipples for a bottle. Really cheap right?
That is so not what makes me so bitter. What annoys me is the fact that they spent all their time, resources, and energy on the patient. What about the sad, pathetic, and completely overlooked people that wait for those sick people? The victim’s handler? They are dying too…of boredom. They are sick too… of waiting. Why can’t hospitals spend any money on the real victims? Where is the budget for the entertainment? There is no waiting room with a 60 inch screen HD Plasma that hangs on the wall with an Xbox, Wii or Playstation options? Where is the 3D Imax surround sound movie theater? Where is the 5 star restaurant with the valet service? Or where is the race track where we can test drive the newest Lamborghini? Or an amusement park with several of the world’s largest rollercoasters? And a mall sized gift shop? I mean how is a bored person supposed to pass the time?
Here is another bitter thing about the hospital. The food is the worst. I mean I haven’t tasted something that bad since I went to Olive Garden. How do they expect us to eat that stuff? I mean sure the sandwiches are way better than Subways(what subs aren’t?), and the filet mignon is much better than Ruth Chris’s steakhouse and the caviar is average at best, so how do they expect us to eat this garbage? And the worst part is that they allow the patient to eat for free, but the people that wait for them, have to pay. Why? They are in just as much pain as the patient or probably even more.
And how about the drugs? There is morphine and percocet and other uppers and downers and painkillers. All available in the hospital by the bagful. Readily available to the patient anytime they need it for their pain and suffering. But let’s say that the faithful companion has just a little headache.
Me to the nurse(totally hypothetical): “I have a large headache from waiting in this tiny room. The surgery was supposed to be 3 and 1/2 hours ago and my behind is melded to this chair. Could I just get an aspirin? Maybe an Aleve?”
Nurse: “I’m sorry, but unfortunately, we are not allowed to give you an aspirin. You are not a patient here. ‘It’s illegal.’ We can’t be liable. You know insurance reasons. But you can go a couple of miles away down the dirt road and there is a nice little drug store that you could buy one from. They are only $5 a pill.”
Me(not hypothetical at all): “Hospitals make me so bitter.” 😐