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To: All [May. 13th, 2008|04:10 pm]
The Floating Hospital
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[liarliarlie]
I want someone to tell me why the television only plays one channel, why this is a hospital is floating on the sea, and why Mick Jagger is ordering everyone around.

And I suspect the only satisfactory answer will be "this is hell."
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 04:16 am (UTC)

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I'm Lisa Cuddy. This is my hospital.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 04:21 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa Cuddy

I'm John. I shouldn't be here.

I would say I wish my best friend had come here instead of me, but I've never known a hospital to cure an addict yet. They just patch them up and send them on their way.

Since this is a private hospital, I bet they'd do even less.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 04:23 am (UTC)

Re: John

Believe me, we're doing everything we can to figure this out. We'll get back on dry land soon. For now, try to take it easy. You've been out on the ocean; your electrolytes are out of whack.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 04:29 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa Cuddy

I don't know what those are.

And I can't take it easy, it's impossible to sleep when the hospital is tipping about and nurses keep coming in the door to check every room. This bureaucracy isn't in aid of anything.

I've never been on a ship bigger than the North Sea ferry. I haven't been on a floating hospital, either.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 04:39 am (UTC)

Re: John

Has someone gotten you a room? Do you feel dizzy? Lightheaded? You might be suffering from heatstroke. It's important to keep hydrated.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 04:47 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

My constitution's always been bad. I had meningitis as a kid.

No, I'm not "suffering from" anything. My "wellness" is intact.

A room? I can't pay for that. I suppose you'll be wanting money.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 04:51 am (UTC)

Re: John

We can take care of you. Money doesn't matter.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 05:02 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

And if we weren't floating?
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 05:05 am (UTC)

Re: John

Are you really going to question the moral ambiguity of the situation? Fine. If we were on land, it'd be a different scenario. But you're here. I'm not going to run a tab.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 05:14 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

Why be inconsistent? If you're going to turn sick people away because they don't have the money on land, why is it any different here?
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 05:17 am (UTC)

Re: John

It's a little hard to cash a check at sea.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 05:22 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

Well, that makes everything alright.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 05:23 am (UTC)

Re: John

We'll get you home. I promise.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-13 05:34 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

Good. Because I'm sure England is missing me so much.

How much does it cost here, usually?
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-13 12:55 pm (UTC)

Re: John

It depends on what you're in here for.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-14 12:44 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

Do you charge more for treating the worse illness?
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-14 01:09 am (UTC)

Re: John

They generally require us to use the fancy equipment. That stuff doesn't run on fairy dust.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-14 01:50 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

It ought to run on government dust.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-14 02:06 am (UTC)

Re: John

It oughtn't float.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-14 02:31 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

They're different oughtn'ts.

I believe in medicine more than I believe in god, but a rabbi made more sense to me today than a doctor.

Wait: you must be an administrator. I assumed you were a doctor. You probably just run this place.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-14 01:15 pm (UTC)

Re: John

...A rabbi?
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-15 12:34 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

Yes.
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[User Picture]From: betteroffdean
2008-05-15 12:13 pm (UTC)

Re: John

This place just gets weirder and weirder, doesn't it.
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From: liarliarlie
2008-05-16 01:28 am (UTC)

Re: Lisa

I don't see how it can.
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