There was a girl in my class named Elaine who got a reputation during third year for blatantly shirking responsibility.
I actually had no problem with Elaine and even sort of liked her. Even as early as high school, I've always somehow gotten along well with girls that everyone hates, though I'm not sure what that says about me.
Anyway, a typical Elaine story:
She and I worked together on L&D and one day I was waiting for the patient I was following all day to deliver, so I asked if she could cover a C-section for me even though it was my "turn" so I could see the vaginal delivery. She refused, but fortunately, the delivery managed to happen before the C-section, so it was all good.
As I came out of the delivery room, I said, "Well, I guess I'll do the C-section now." But things were so slow and boring that Elaine changed her mind and now she wanted to do my C-section instead. I'm sure this would have pissed me off if I cared at all about OB/GYN, but I didn't, so whatever.
What I liked about Elaine was that she was forthright about her lack of interest in anything. She didn't ever pretend to care, no matter who she was talking to. When our resident asked her to do a presentation, she said, "If I were interested in OB/GYN, wouldn't I have gone to the OB/GYN meeting the other day?" I kind of respected that.
One morning on GYN, Elaine and I were scheduled to alternately scrub with an attending named Dr. Rich for his four surgeries (stretching from 7 AM to 5 PM). She scrubbed on the first one, then I was supposed to scrub on the next one, then she was to scrub on the next one, then I'd do the last one.
When I came in for the second surgery, Dr. Rich made a really weird comment to me. He said, "When I ask you to do something, don't ask if someone else is supposed to do it."
I was like, "Uh okay." As if I'd ever do something like that.
Finally, at the end of the surgery, I told Dr. Rich that Elaine would be scrubbing in for the next surgery. He said to me, "No, you are."
I later found out that Elaine had managed to piss Dr. Rich off during the first surgery. It was a laparoscopic surgery and he asked her to change the settings on the camera and she said, "Isn't someone paid to do that?" He didn't appreciate her comment. I thought it was sort of funny though.