I've been working more in our Pediatrics ED lately. It's fun and interesting, because we get to do stuff to kids that we don't usually do to grownups (like suctioning their noses for virus specimens).
One very busy afternoon, I was racing around, trying to get the zillion things done that I had to do, and as usual, I was talking to myself as I ran around. (Come on, ED nurses. You ALL do it.)
The cool fun pediatrics attending came up to me when I had a minute and said, "Hey, you're doing great! We love it when you're here because things really get done fast. But there's one thing to keep in mind about pediatrics being different than adult medicine."
Of course, wanting to learn all about new things, I gazed up at him, wide-eyed, ready to hear a pearl of wisdom about pediatrics. He smiled kindly and said, "We try to watch what we say around the kids."
Apparently what I had been saying to myself as I zoomed around the ER was "Fuckety fuckety fuckety fuck."