Long, long ago, I was doing a consult for the Medicine service, and I was trying to find out blood sugars on a diabetic patient. They were usually listed with the patient's medications, but I looked through the whole chart and they were nowhere to be found. Finally, I located the patient's nurse. "Where are the blood sugars recorded?" I asked her.
"They're in the chart," she told me.
I checked again. "I don't see them. I see blood sugars from yesterday, but nothing from today. Did you check them today?"
"Yes, of course," she said.
"Where are they written down?"
"I didn't write them down," she said, as if the idea were preposterous. She tapped her head: "They're up here."
Me (baffled again): "Uh... can I... see them?"