It's a simple pleasure to swipe out after midnight and walk out the ambulance bay doors into a lovely cool fall night. There's a refreshing slight drizzle, and the colors of the leaves are accented by the streetlamps. Best of all,the air is sweet and fresh and smells like leaves and wet pavement and a hint of winter to come. SO much better smelling than the stuffy ED, full of the scents of sweat and BO and melena and c diff and vomit and NPO breath and lord knows what else.
So I think I'll just stand here for a moment and savor it--trying to forget that in a measly eleven hours I'll be right back in there again.