Thursday, February 18, 2010

pager danger

I have the urge to make a call or get up and leave my desk right now. The urge is very strong because I just paged someone. Yeah, remember beepers? We still use them in healthcare. Don't ask me why. I consider pagers a thing of the past, archaic. They belong in a time capsule from the 90's, somewhere alongside my AquaNet, walkman, and over-sized flannel shirts.

I just sent a text-page. And the moment I hit "send" I reeeeeally needed to make a phone call. I remembered that I need to be available for the return call and had to wait patiently by the phone. I am totally unable to be productive right now due to this pager problem and my lack of motivation. I page and therefore I wait. And therefore I post.

Well, I guess if I use my mad AP Calculus skills I would come up with this equation:

Paging + Waiting crippled at my desk = Blog posting + Cosine[Tangent] + Good times

9 comments:

M-Cat said...

And I thought me and my team were the last ones to still be using pagers. But yes, the healthcare industry still uses them.

And they suck fat man flap.

katy said...

Well, at least the long wait gave you time to blog!

Uptown Girl said...

M-Cat- you have to wear a pager??? eewwww so sad!

Katy- true true, I will have to page someone today so I can write a post...

Amanda said...

What segment of healthcare do you work in (what a terribly constructed sentence I typed there...).

I'm shocked that I haven't yet blogged about my pager because i TOTALLY feel your pain. I am in marketing and we have pagers, for what a MARKETING EMERGENCY? Really now. Actually it's for media on-call so it makes a little more sense, but I feel so lame carrying it around.

LOVE this post.

JMay said...

Although it's prob annoying for you...it's still kind of amazing that you have a pager ;-)

tamiwami28 said...

Sad news... So long as there's broke, stylish women and 99 cent stores, there will ALWAYS be Aquanet. Over-sized flannel shirts are making a big, big comback... watch! From one Uptown girl to another, I'm really feeling your blog!

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Uptown Girl said...

tamiwami- WELCOME!! since you're an Uptown Girl too, you'll have to stay and share your opinions on all my random topics... obvi!

Cora Bullock said...

I quite like the nostalgia that comes with beepers. Beepers remind me of a time when communication technology wasn’t all about how powerful the camera was on your phone, or how quickly you could get through Temple Run. It was just about getting the message across. I miss having a beeper of my own!

Cora Bullock

Pathane Wadler said...

The health care industry really needs this. I mean, it would be easier for them to contact the nurse or doctor, whenever the patients need them. This also promotes a good camaraderie among the employees of the facility because of the fact that it's easier to communicate with each other in order to do the task quicker.

Pathane Wadler