Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

To the STAT-Cave

“Well,” says my intern.

“Well,” I reply.

We both look at the silent team pager on the desk before us.

“Five hours and nuthin’ but nuthin.'” We both smile and pretend to pout.

“Guess everyone’s all tucked in, huh? Well…’cept us.”

Ooo, do you think we could…?!”

We sit for a moment, afraid to jinx our fine luck by calling it to the attention of those fickle gods of night float. Then without another word we nab the bare essentials and high-tail it to the call suite in true STAT fashion. Two doors shut and lock, two bodies sail into tiny, rickety beds, and two slumbers are virtually uninterrupted till sign out.

Oh, life is good.

3 comments on “To the STAT-Cave

  1. Peace Of Iran
    March 14, 2012

    Sometimes I feel like this on my lunch break 🙂 … Now, if only I had a longer lunch break…

    • mullberrywhine
      March 14, 2012

      Mmm, yes, a lunch break – a REAL lunch break – ought to be one of those inalienable rights we demand. That and perhaps pudding at every lunch break…I’m on a pudding kick just now, so it seems right to me, but later I may rescind that…

      • Peace Of Iran
        March 14, 2012

        Pudding is always a good choice! Especially chocolate 🙂

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