20 June 07
Apparently this is Rant Month.
Doctors have little special privilege in the Army and, as such, we don’t get our own bathrooms. I have to use the same bathroom as our patients. No big deal.
So I’m taking my morning constitutional this a.m. when there is a loud knock on the door.
I don’t say anything because I’m concentrating on the task at hand, and I figure the locked door speaks volumes.
It’s one minute later. I’m not done yet, so I greet the intruder with silence.
I can take no more. “Occupied!” I reply.
From the other side of the door I hear, “Well, you’ve been in there a long damn time!”
It’s coming from an older male, and I’m sure he has a need. I could care less at this point. This is MY time.
“Feel free to come in here and wipe my ass then! I’m almost done!”
There was no one outside the door when I walked out.