May 10, 2009

Back after two weeks in Philadelphia/Camden. I was working night shifts at the hospital (5pm-5am) for 9 days (nights, really). Here’s what I learned:

  1. When everyone’s tired, things get a lot funnier.
  2. 5am is too early for breakfast; 3:30pm is too early for dinner.
  3. It’s extremely important to put the privacy sign on your door and hold all incoming calls during the day unless you like to be woken up by housekeeping.
  4. Ask for a fridge.
  5. Most of my daily email newsletters come between 3am-4am.
  6. Marriott has an alarm to warn people there might be an emergency, but they’re not sure yet.
  7. 4 hours of sleep a night for two weeks is not enough.
  8. If you’re up at 2am, you should be drinking or having sex.

One comment

  1. 1. Most definitely!
    6. That is the most hilarious bit of legal department bungling I’ve every heard. Obviously, just having a real emergency warning would expose them to some litigation.
    8. I mostly agree. A kick-butt conversation can be worth it too.

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