My attending said to me, "if you let go, this woman will bleed to death and it will be all your fault and you will have to live with it." I started to miss lap choles around then.
LOL. I love this.
When I was an intern doing surgical call, I assisted in an appy in a 5 year old. I actually got to do most of it (which was damn cool of the attending). I was tying the appendiceal artery off and the attending said "is it tight?" I said yeah. He said "You better be sure, because if not, this kids gonna fill up with a shit load of blood". I threw in two extra knots.