The main phone number rang at a hospital and the switchboard PBX operator answers.
An older-sounding woman at the other end says,” Hello, Darling. I’d like to talk with the person who gives the information about the patients. But I don’t want to know if the patient is better or doing like expected, or worse. I want all the information from top to bottom, from A to Z.”
The call is transferred to Patient Information, “Are you the lady who is calling about one of the patients?”
She said: “Yes, darling! I’d like to know about Sarah Finkel in Room 302.”
He said “Finkel. Finkel. Let me see. Farber, Feinberg — Finkel. Oh yes, Mrs. Finkel is doing very well. In fact, she’s had two full meals. Her doctor says if she continues improving he is going to send her home Tuesday at twelve o’clock.”
The woman said “Thank God! That’s wonderful! I’m so happy to hear that. That’s wonderful news.”
The guy in Patient Information says: “From your enthusiasm, I take it you must be one of the close family.”
She said “What close family? I’m Sarah Finkel!! My doctor don’t tell me nothing.”.