Some people are unobservant. Some people are oblivious. Some people are careless. And some people, way too many people, are just stupid.
I have had the occasion to telephone a litany of medical facilities recently. It takes seven office visits and 19 phone calls to decide, order, schedule, pre-register, register, get insurance approval for and get the results of an MRI these days.
In the course of the phone calls, every doctor, department and facility has the same opening message, "If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911." Seriously? Are there actually people who would dial the radiology scheduling phone number if they were bleeding out?
A friend posted this on FB yesterday:
Apt observation, I believe.