Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tales from Residency: Notes

During our morning lectures in residency, most people didn't take notes. But our chief resident always did. Except one morning, I guess he forgot to bring paper, because he started taking notes on a cup.

So yeah, as I watched, the chief actually started copying slide points onto his styrofoam coffee cup. Then when he ran out of room on the cup, he started taking notes on his hand. I don't know what would have happened if he ran out of room on his hand. I don't want to know.


  1. That's some dedication! I will take notes sometimes, but I wouldn't go that far.

  2. That's nothing, I once took notes on my bagel at morning report.

  3. I completely understand this. I take notes compulsively at every lecture/meeting I ever attend, not because I am necessarily that interested in recording what was discussed, but because I will fall dead asleep if I'm not taking notes.

    Abnormalfacies - How on earth did you write on a bagel?

  4. I covered it in cream cheese and etched in my notes with a plastic knife, of course. Sometimes you've just gotta think outside the box!

    Do you still believe I took notes on a bagel?