I just experienced a revelation.
I’m a doctor, in fact a not-an-intern doctor; and doctors can call the ICU to check on their patients, right? So now I can worry about my patients with great accuracy even after I leave the hospital. All those times when I’ve lain awake (ok, only for about 30 seconds before sleep deprivation catches up, but still) worrying whether something bad happened yet – now I can call and find out that the something bad did happen, and keep worrying about what has happened rather than what might happen.
Life was better before phones and beepers.