Hey All, it’s ERP from ER stories doing a quick guest post.
The myriad of ways that the staff entertains themselves late at night when there is a lull in the action is boundless. In fact, White Coat has blogged about this.
There is the “Obituary Game” made famous on Nurse Jackie but widely known to have been stolen from Nurse K. (reading the Obits and taking bets on who the deceased was and what the cause of death was based on their name)
There was “Cane Ball” which we used to play in the ambulance bay in residency (basically stick ball using a cane and a ball of tape).
Saline battles with pre-filled non-sterile flush syringes. (They squirt pretty damn far!)
Recently, we had a sort of “What would it take” game between some docs and PA’s. Of course it rapidly degenerated into a sexual theme. Sort of “how much would it take for you to sleep with so and so?” or “Would you sleep with so and so, if….?” Basically we found quite a variation in tolerances between us.
It mostly revolved around a fairly revolting surgeon at our hospital who is both unattractive physically, lecherous and creepy, and grossly unethical. What we discovered was that the amount required by the women was a minimum of 500,000 dollars providing he wore a paper bag over his head!
A variation of this was “Would you Rather?” where you have to make a choice between two very unpleasant options – basically the lesser of two evils. Some choices we were given:
Would you rather fracture your penis or your femur? (I chose the femur)
Would you rather get pancreatic cancer or glioblastoma? (I chose GBM)
Would you rather get a chest tube or a DPL with no Lidocaine? (I chose the DPL)
And of course the old classic, Would you rather be beautiful and stupid or brilliant and hideous? Man, that’s a tough one!
Anyone else have any good late night time-killing games?