Me: "This patient's asthma attack is like nothing I've ever seen before. She's breathing really strangely."
Not me: "That's because she's faking it."
"But why would she want to fake an asthma attack? We're going to end up intubating her. Who wants to be intubated?"
"She's a psych patient. Why should what she's doing make sense?"
"Because even a psych patient shouldn't want to be intubated."
"She wants the attention."
"And you're 100% sure she's faking it?"
"99%. But you should still treat her like she's faking it."
"And what if she's not?"
"Boy who cried wolf. Serves her right."
"Yes. I have other patients. Page me if she dies."