I quite possibly saved someone’s life yesterday at work.
Let me set the scene for you.
It was mid morning and as usual we where all kinds of busy. Patients coming and going, the phone ringing off the hook, files that needing filing and faxes that needed faxing. It was a typical day down at SHC. I was doing my normal everyday duties of checking patients in, making appointments, answering medical questions to the best of my knowledge or at least asking the nurses what the hell to tell the patient cause I have not a clue. Ya know, doing what a good medical receptionist would do. When I had that unmistakable urge hit my bladder. You know the one I am talking about. That large diet coke that I had ran threw the McDonald’s drive-thru on my way to work had taken it’s toll of me. I had to pee.
So I tell Donna that I have to use the restroom and I would be right back. Even though the bathroom is just a few feet away, when you really have to go it seems like every inch is a mile. Well, I got there no problem. But as I sit on the toilet, relieving myself while humming the Magnum PI theme song I notice the intruder suspiciously crawling on the floor.
It was a little black beetle.
What was this beetle doing here?
What did it want?
It could be rabid.
It could be a serial killer.
Unknowingly the next person who came to use the restroom could be attacked and seriously maimed by this vicious beast.
I could not let that happen!
So I did what any good medical receptionist would do, I finished my business and then stomped on the damn thing. Stomped on it like there was no tomorrow.
Proud of myself for a job well done, I wiped up his little squished body with a paper towel and threw it in the trash. Then preceded to wash my hands.
After I left the restroom (with my chest puffed up and my head held high), I made sure to let everyone (Donna, Deanna and Rene) know that I quite possibly saved their lives. That I was a hero. Did they want to throw me a parade or give me the keys to the city? Nope. Those ungrateful people just said thank you.
Next time I think I’ll let the beetle get them.