I have this theory about call nights that I like to call The Antz Theory.
Remember that movie Antz? Remember how it came out at exactly the same time as that other movie A Bug’s Life? I remember it because there were like two movies from the point of view of bugs like EVER, and they both came out the same week.
And then there was that movie Armageddon, about the comet hitting earth. And then like a week later Deep Impact came out, also about a comet hitting earth. And then there was never another movie about a comet hitting earth ever again?
Well, call is kind of like that too.
On one call night, you’ll have four admissions, all with massive ascites and peritonitis. Then you’ll never have another patient like that for the rest of the month. Or you’ll get five admits with chest pain on one call and none on your next. Or if there’s some weird cancer you’ve never heard of, you’ll get two patients with that cancer on the same night.
I don’t know why this would be true, but I noticed it persistently through my whole career.
Anyway, what I’m really trying to say here is that Armageddon sucked. I hate Ben Affleck.