Every time I'm at the top of a tall staircase, I contemplate dropping my pager and listening to the clattering as it smashes into a million pieces. The only thing that stops me is that I'd have to take the time to get a new one, and I'd rather spend that time hunting down caffeine.
So glad they don't give us undergrads pagers ;)
For years, every time I set foot in the shower I would hallucinate the sound of my pager going off. (yes, this even continued for a while after residency) I am proud to say that now, 6 years out from residency, I no longer hear my pager at all. But it doesn't matter, because I have two kids who scream for me every time I'm in the shower. :)
Hehehehe. Yes, I sort of wanted to do that too. But in the long run, we get to help a lot of people with our ever-reliable pagers, right? =)-Pathane Wadler