The Hospital: A photo essay

Every time we hang around the hospital I’m always struck by some interesting / odd / humorous sights.


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I’ve heard of “Barbaric” practices, so I’m pretty sure I don’t want to visit this clinic.

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This place, on the other hand, would have been very welcome on numerous occasions.

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I’m sensing some mixed messages.

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And in this case I just have no idea what the message is; mixed or otherwise. Something about the weather?

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This message – and the reason for it – seemed pretty clear. But somebody has trouble reading. When the hospital staff won’t even obey clearly posted instructions are the rest of us expected to?

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Don’t ask what device I used to take this picture…

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Somehow I don’t think this would fly at home. Can you imagine a yellow sticky note that read, “These dishes are dirty and need to be washed”? I imagine that might be followed by another sticky note that read, “Your bed has been relocated to the doghouse.”

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The engineer in my found this interesting. You have to zoom in to read the small print, but essentially it’s a marker that has been installed on the building to allow measurement of the settling of the building over time. I’ve seen them in various seemingly random locations.

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Everywhere else in the hospital you just have to hold your breath.

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I imagine most people would like to just ignore the fine print.

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Is this hospital G rated or what? My word!

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I should sick my editor on these folks! Spelling, people… spelling.

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I’m afraid to open the lid.

And I’m having a very hard time imagining how compliance with that sign is even possible.

Cool, I’m not the only grammar Nazi in the hospital.

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Honey, I think we found the right hospital…

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Apparently somebody found a really sweet deal on those bubble mirrors. Now if we could just find a place to install all of them…

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More mixed messages…

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Not sure they needed a sign for that, but I guess “common sense” isn’t as common as we might like.

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More issues with reading the signs.

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I searched long and hard in Denise’s room to find the phone. Not only has it been disconnected, I fear it may have been stolen. I promise; it wasn’t me!

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Considering doctors and nurses would have invested heavily in education, I found this one more than a little disconcerting.

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Be honest, now; you want to know what’s behind this door just as much as I do.


More pictures coming as I see things that make me turn my head.

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