"Morning, [Anonymous Doc]," said the attending. "You look like hell today."
What is the right response? I mean, I know some wrong responses:
"You don't look so hot yourself, old man."
"It's the fault of these terrible patients. I wish they all would just die already."
"You'd look like hell too, if you actually took the time to round on these people and cared about whatever's wrong with them."
but instead, all I could manage to say was
"Does that mean I can leave early?"
"I didn't think so."