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My favorite moment of the night was

Posted By: Mimi on 2006-04-05
In Reply to: American Idol last night - What are your thoughts?

when Simon made that remark about Ryan with the Desperate Housewife look. Did everyone see those pictures of Ryan and Terry Hatcher? It may be a shock if Katherine or Mandisa go. I hope it's not Chris.

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my fav moment
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Fav AI moment
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At this moment I have 5011
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My favorite, too, and...
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My favorite....
and my favorite..
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My favorite

I really do love doing PT and OT except when they do their discharge summaries.

Why?  Because they have to list how many treatments, no-shows, and cancellations the patient had.

most of the time dictators have this information gathered before they dictate, but there's this one woman who constantly has us listen as she turns each page and counts up the totals.  So basically we hear "patient was seen... page turn 1, page turn 2, page turn 3, etc., until she gets to the total number of visits, (which can sometimes get upwards of 40!)

then she starts over turning pages and adding up the no-shows

and THEN she starts over turning pages and adding up the cancellations


My favorite is the doc who either
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Here is my favorite

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