It seems to be a law of nature that the people in the OR scheduling office are always grumpy. This is particularly true in the afternoon, and especially on weekend afternoons.

So after several calls today, being answered by someone whom you can hear smiling over the phone is like finding buried treasure.

(And please don’t ask inconvenient questions like whether the surgeons’ habit of suddenly and simultaneously discovering emergencies which must all be done first thing tomorrow morning, after anesthesia has finally promised almost all the CRNAs a day off, has anything to do with the grumpiness.)