Not fair! [Whine!!!]
1) Last night was busy – Don’t-Stop-Moving-‘til-3AM busy.
2) I don’t know why, but our facility recently instituted a new ‘rule’ that we, as nurses do not have to accept a subpoena from a peace officer during working hours. Meaning = ‘THEY’ would have to catch me at HOME. (Good luck with that!)
Soooo … when our ER Safety Officer stopped me – in the middle of a chest pain, severe extrapyramidal drug reaction (side effect), new onset seizure, SCREAMING toddler, and testicular torsion – to ask if I wanted a subpoena? I took about 0.2 seconds to say, “No thank you!” And went on about my business. Did I (later) suffer a moment’s guilt for wasting a cop’s time? Mmmmmm, maybe …
But not enough so that I didn’t leave work a few minutes early – after parking my vehicle somewhere staff doesn’t usually park – in an effort to sneak home UN-SERVED. Yeah … it didn’t work. I made it less than half a mile before a county cruiser was pulling me over – with LIGHTS FLASHING!!!
While I gracefully accepted my summons (to appear in court next month to testify that I did in fact comply with the warrant instructing me to draw blood from a prisoner, Lord knows how many months ago) … I had to ask the deputy how long he’d been watching for me? “About an hour …” After grinning [begrudgingly], I let him know I HAD been trying to sneak home under his radar, to no avail and left with the parting remark, “Well played, Sir!” [Grrr – DANGIT!!!!] *Maybe next time I’ll try to actually outrun him???
As if that wasn’t insult enough … Now Michigan weather is predicting rain all morning. Right! No ‘Pool Time’ for me before crash-sleeping to head back to work tonight. NOT FAIR!!!