I should have taken another day off work. I’m finding it a bit difficult to focus after spending the past five hours consoling my heartbroken teenage daughter.I’m finding it especially difficult to pick up the slack for everyone around here. Patients are waiting at the front desk with no receptionist or nurses in sight. I searched the upper floor — no nurses in sight. I searched the check-up rooms — nothing. I’m the on-call doctor for the maternity wing — it should have been empty.“Are you a complete and total idiot? You cannot bring contagious patients into the maternity wing! Pack your things, Hodge. I want you out of this hospital now! And Dale, don’t think I’m finished with–” I was interrupted by a loud thud in the lobby. “Dale, come with me. I’m going to show you what I’ll do to you if you break my daughter’s heart one more time…” I really should have taken another day off.