I worked at the hospital on Saturday, weird! The lights in the waiting rooms are kept off and many departments are closed. There was just one radiologist and two office people, everywhere I went things looked different, I got turned around and had to retrace my steps to find something familiar. It felt like the twilight zone.
Around 3:00 we needed some films from our storage area. I've only been to the storage area once but felt like the experience would be good training. The girl I was working with drew me a map to the building and the Saturday entrance just in case, uhhh, then she told me she would call if I was gone for too long, errr! I made it outside through the rain to the correct building, found the right halls and entered the storage facility. This building used to be a huge furniture store, part of it has been turned into an Insta Care, and offices. The room I was heading to says, Surplus, on the door, it is a huge room, two stories, with concrete walls and floors, chain link fence walls and metal stairs. The rooms are filled with old medical equipment, office furniture, boxes of who knows what, lots of locked garbage cans, shredding bins, and rows and rows, higher then my head, of old XRay films. Creepy!
I took a couple deep breaths and walked down the rows looking for the films I needed. I found them quickly, I was motivated to get the heck out of there! I tucked them under my arm and was heading out past all the creepy old stuff, when I noticed a box that said:
What the... (sorry, I know it's not Friday, but this deserves a What the...) This is just not the box to have sitting on top of a locked garbage can, partially covered with plastic, in a creepy, American hospital surplus storage area.