Real life hospital vs. Grey’s Anatomy‘s Seattle Grace

I am a faithful viewer of Grey’s Anatomy. My recent experiences during Natalie’s hospitalization demonstrated how watching television programs like this create unreal, and oftentimes strange, expectations in their viewers. For instance:

~ None of Natalie’s doctors had nicknames like McDreamy or McSteamy.

~ None of the doctors or nurses gave each other smoldering looks over Natalie’s bed.

~ None of the doctors and nurses discussed their personal life or workplace gossip in front of us.

~ None of the doctors and nurses argued over Natalie’s treatment in front of us.

~ When walking down the hallway, I never came across a doctor and nurse exiting an empty room with lipstick smeared, hair mussed, and clothing askew.

~ I never heard the words “STAT,” “Code Red” or “crash cart” – thank God.

~ Most disappointingly, none of Natalie’s doctors looked like this:

or this:

or this:

or this:

~ Also, when we were walking out after being discharged, there wasn’t a coffeehouse-style song playing over the sound system:

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13 Responses to Real life hospital vs. Grey’s Anatomy‘s Seattle Grace

  1. Becky says:

    Your post here sure made me smile. You took a hard situation into something funny to consider. Yes, you’re right. I don’t think I’ve ever had any of those things happen when I’ve ever been in the hospital either! :)
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..New Moon -amp Eclipse- The Benefits of a REread =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Becky – In all reality, if it did happen, I would be horrified at the unprofessionalism!

  2. softdrink says:

    How incredibly disappointing! You’d think they would at least hire a token hunk for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
    .-= softdrink´s last blog ..Save the Date – book blogger lunch in Santa Barbara =-.

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    Yeah, I have yet to see doctors that look like that. Such a bummer! At least if you have to suffer through all the time there, you should be entertained!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Mid-Year Update =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – of course, if a doctor walked in looking like that, I’d probably become tongue-tied!

  4. Kathleen says:

    I could almost stand to be in the hospital for a few days if McSteamy were my doctor!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathleen – it would certainly make the experience more fun!

  5. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    How disappointing!
    .-= Marg´s last blog ..BBAW post =-.

  6. heidenkind says:

    LOL What kind of hospital was this!?! I’d ask for a refund. ;)
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..Wicked Becomes You by Meredith Duran =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Tasha – I know! they should have met at least SOME of my expectations, right?

  7. MICHELLE
    Twitter: michelle.p.marencogmail.com
    says:

    LOL this is pretty funny, but honestly I do hope that doctors do get to have at least SOME fun like Grey’s anatomy.
    About doctor’s arguing over surgeries I am sure it does happen, just not in the eyes of a patient.