I'm not feeling 100% today. I've worked 23 hours in the last 48 hours, I'm dizzy, tired, and grumpy.
And there were about four people talking about Trump in the waiting room.
Something about the situation felt off, though, even though everyone was agreeing and seemed to get along.
So, I followed my instincts, got up, and stepped in.
And got yelled.
Another gal just said she was so happy that people were talking to each other and not on their phones, which I redirected.
A couple went outside later and I heard the guy grumbling about me.
Later, a nurse came into my office and told me that her patient raved about me and was so thankful for what I did.
And I realize, that's what felt off. I just couldn't pin point it at the time.
Because sometimes, we pick up on the small things - not the raised voices, but the lack of them.
It's how we can keep ourselves, and others, safe.