Friday, August 6, 2010

Moving is Not

Watching the father-of-the-baby texting during the vacuum extraction of his child.

Really? Texting?

More proof that the end of civilization is near.

5 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Maybe he was just trying to keep himself from passing out? I don't know, just doing the whole benefit of the doubt thing....

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I see this all the time in neuro emergencies in ER. Sometimes it's even the patient, using their working hand.

Christopher said...

I think the sign of the End Times is that man also paid $3.95 for his Katy Perry ring tone...

Albinoblackbear said...

OMDG--Maybe. He did retire to the bathroom shortly after and didn't emerge again before I left. There just didn't seem to be much interest or excitement involved with either of the parents. It made me kind of sad for them.

Grump--easy assessment I guess! hahah (fine motor skills intact no texting aphasia).

Chris--Hahahah! Yes indeed...

Rogue Medic said...

My first thought was the same as Old MD Girl's.

When my daughter was born, she was a C-section and they had a screen to prevent me from looking and passing out. I can't imagine sending a text - although it would be to the new grandparents, aunts, and uncles - and it would have to be one handed, because at least one hand was holding the hand of the ex-wife.

If I am close enough to hold her hand, I am also close enough to be punched for paying more attention to the phone than to her, or the new baby.