I totally overslept yesterday morning and didn't actually make it down to work until 6:30. I think I hit "off" instead of "snooze," which happens to me every now and then. Fortunately I wasn't scheduled for any early cases and I only had three patients, so the situation was nowhere near as bad as it could have been.
Nurse: oh good, you're here. Your patient in room 355 really wants to see you.
Me: is everything ok with her?
Nurse: She keeps on saying that she wants to see you.
Me: OK, I'll go see her now.
Me: So what's up?
Patient: Oh, thank G-d. I was so worried about you. You always come in at a quarter to six and you didn't this morning. i was scared something happened to you. Is everything all right?
Me: Yup, just running a little late this morning.
Patient: I'm just glad you're OK. I was really scared when you didn't come in this morning. i thought you might have been on vacation today, but since you didn't mention that yesterday, I thought maybe you got into a car accident on the way over here. Or something happened to you last night.
Me: No, everything's fine. I just overslept a little.
That's actually kind of sweet. Admittedly a little strange, but definitely kind of sweet. Certainly a welcome change from my patients who yell at me for waking them up too early.