Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two shorts

Windy. Very windy.

Tomorrow, I'm interviewing with someone who asks questions like, If you were a color, what color would you be and why?

When I heard that, I thought, I'm the color of you've got to be kidding me. I should probably try to come up with an alternate answer before tomorrow, though, eh?

Otherwise, so far, Chicago is sort of like New York without much imagination. If you love it here, tell me why. I'm sure I'm just in need of a good tour guide.

Maria's question

I think I'm interviewing for my dream job in anesthesia. I just finished a month of pediatric ICU. The first time I did peds--my general pediatric rotation last year--can best be described as Ugh. Ugh with a side of Suck. After that, I didn't have very high expectations for PICU. I thought, well, maybe I'm just one of those people who hates all kids except her nieces. Turns out, though, I sort of like kids. I just like them best when they're intubated.

I'm kidding.
(Sort of.)

The point is, the month went well. I learned a lot. And, it reinforced what I already thought to be true. I like really sick patients. I enjoy the ICU. I don't mind answering the family members' 5746 questions (even when 5745 of them are really just variations of the same two or three questions). But, I don't want to do that full time.

I want to be in the OR, too. In the OR, I don't write orders for nurses, I do the work myself. I start with talking patients, give them a lethal dose of medication, keep them alive anyway, and then wake them up to tell them they did great. Ahh...such fun. Sure, things don't always go quite that smoothly. But, when it all works out in the end, the not-so-smoothly can be even more fun.

Between the OR and the ICU, what more could a girl want in her job?

Oh, and as long as you're still here, what color did that seem like to you?

10 comments:

gitz said...

You're all over the orange. You have the desire and drive of a red that is tempered with patience and fortitude. Hence, orange.

That was total bullshit, but anyone stupid enough to ask the question might buy it...

dive said...

Boy, I hate those imbecilic tests!
When I was interviowed for my job they tried that on with me.
I told them they could employ someone who spends a few days downloading and rehearsing the pat answers from the internet and learn nothing about me, or they could ask me some questions about myself, my experience and my aptitude for the job.
I also added, cheekily, that I would be judging them on their questions.
They liked that.
I got the job.

You're ultra violet, T.

.j.william. said...

deep, rich purple with a splotch in the center of the brightest yellow, searing almost white like the sun.

hmm....maybe that has to do with the light at the end of the tunnel and being under anaesthesia...

oh, and I agree on Chicago. It's fine, if you can't get to NYC. Admittedly, downtown is my least favorite part. There are some nice neighborhoods just west of downtown.

nina said...

You could sing the chorus of True Colors...

if you don't tell anyone Terr... I like kids best sedated too... I don't think i can intubate without a license...

said...

I like Chicago because it smells like chocolate and they have Intelligentsia coffee. If you like coffee, go there.

said...

PS: I think you're orange, but I agree that you should tell them that you have better things to do than ponder your color scheme.

jenny said...

I see you as yellow with touches of green, not sure why?

I've awarded you a superior scribbler award, come and get it from my blog!

Maria said...

I ADORE Chicago. It is my favorite city in the states, hands down. It is NOT boring or unimaginative!

We visit nearly every year at Christmastime. Our friends, Vince and Thuan live there. Vince is an oncologist and his partner, Thuan owns a vietnamese grocery with his sister. They live downtown and ply us with vietnamese masterpieces every night for dinner. They have a huge penthouse, so Liv gets a guest room of her own, as do Bing and I. And it is all gorgeous. We shop and the boys take Liv ice skating.

Ah, I would LOVE to live there....

And yes, give them an answer like Dive's....but temper it. Don't be too cheeky. Unfortunately, men can get away with that cheeky stuff and they look urbane but when we women do it, we are taken as bitchy. It is a pain in the ass, but we still have to kiss more ass than they do...

I think you are a lovely shade of blue. A nice, deep, greyish blue with hints of peach.

MmeBenaut said...

Chicago ... sounds good to me!
I think you're indigo, Terroni - but I'm seeing "rainbow", as in all the colours of, in my inner eye.

Good luck!

citizen of the world said...

That color question is one of the sort I always want to answer with "It depends."