Was it something I said?
Do you hate me? Is that it? It can't be, because I know you do this to other residents too.
But did you REALLY have to page me at 4 am (right after I had fallen asleep, 1/2 hour after the LAST page) to tell me that the patient has had blood in his urine for the last TWO DAYS!?!?! I mean, I agree that it is something we need to look into . . . but as you said, it's not getting worse (and at 5 am, when I was up again and working on another admission, the medicine resident who's been seeing him said the bleeding was BETTER, and besides, he'd had a traumatic catheter self-removal so actually he did it HIMSELF) so . . . anyhow, why, again, did you need to page me?
Let's talk about this, because if it's like this every time I am on call, I wil be brought to a massive incoherent rage and might be forced to . . . you know . . . say something not nice.
And, you know, you don't want to see me being not nice.
PS--dear patient whom I admitted involuntarily: 6 am, as I am walking back to the call room to sleep for another hour or so, is really NOT the time to argue with me about whether I am going to let you out. No, really. I'm not kidding.