Just wanted to share something about my recent trip to the ER. While not retail per say, some form of customer service is involved. Amiright or amiright?
Well, I slammed my son's fingers in the car door by mistake. They were stuck in their for about 5 seconds before I could successfully unlock the door and open it because, well I was freaking out, he was freaking out, and the baby was freaking out.
Instant swelling and bruising were involved, so I got both kids back into the car and drove to the ER.
Less than 2 minutes after checking it, a nurse came out and asked who had the cut finger. I didn't say anything about having cut fingers when I checked in, nor was there any blood. I said bruised and swollen fingers. So I told her and said that I was worried he might have broken a few.
She replied, "Kids don't normally break bones that easy, you shouldn't have bothered to come."
Now, I know I am not a nurse or doctor and know next to nothing about medical shit, and I might have over reacted and rushed to the ER too quickly.
But damn...don't have to make me feel stupid about it. Hell, a nurse probably told my mother the same when I broke my wrist when I was 3 years old. My son is 5, so fuck you for making me think I shouldn't worry about the health of my kids.
So Nurse took us to a room, did the computer stuff, and temp/blood pressure stuff. The whole time she was muttering under her breath about how clueless I was as a parent and shit. When she was done, she went out the nurse's station and told all the other nurses about how stupid I was as a parent.
I could hear her loud and clear, she put us in the room right across from the nurse's station.
We were there for about an hour and she kept bitching about having to deal with stupid, clueless parents. I was getting mad, the baby was getting antsy, and my son was crying cause he was scared and hurt.
In the end I told her to shut up, it was my kid and I had the right to make sure he was alright. But damn. I never been treated so badly because I wanted to make sure my kid was okay! I've only had to take him to the ER twice in the past for injuries (and twice for high fevers that wouldn't break) and out of those two times only one was ER worthy. (One was cause he cracked open his head on the sidewalk and needed 5 stitches, second time was cause he broke some glass and cut his leg open, but didn't need stitches for that, just glued it up and put a bandaid on it.) But the nurse then said I had every right to come in and check him out.
He didn't have any broken fingers, just a bruised up hand.
But I walked out feeling like I was stupid for worrying because of the nurse. :/