I have never understood why, why when I tell a patient to "get undressed and put this gown on" do they put the gown on over their clothing. I've even had patients put the gown on over their winter coats.
Really? Because I gave you the gown just so I have to dig through even more layers? Does that make any sense to you people?!
I don't know why this bothers me so much.
Maybe because while I believe that only some people are dumb, nightshift in the ER tends to attract disproportionately high numbers of them. Sometimes though I just get so damn frustrated with the general dumbness of our overall society, I forget that there are normal people out there.