....so I work in an ED. The other day we had a patient complaining of back pain. Chronic, on and off. So the guy gets triaged and sent to wait (since we didn't have any rooms available). After an hour or two, he is called back to an area with a nurse practitioner (whose job it is to start orders, extra labs, radiology, etc). After the NP examines him and puts in the orders, she sent him back to wait (x-ray will get the patient from the waiting room to shoot films). So, when the NP tells the patient he is going back tot he waiting room, he says: "I been waiting a long time. Other people have gone back (to rooms). You are just doing this because you are predjudiced. I know I am on Medicare, but I got rights. I know your name...I'm gonna sue, you and XXXXXX hospital. You gonna lose your job." The NP tried to calm him down, but then the guy said "I'm gonna kick your a**." Hello, security...he is now trespassed. This stuff, aside from the threat of violence, makes me laugh. Just a glimpse inside the life of someone on the frontline of emergency medicine (said tongue firmly in cheek).