The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157178 Message #3709610
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
18-May-15 - 05:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Rant... why don't people speak properly?
Subject: RE: BS: Rant... why don't people speak properly?
Well, er, you know what I mean, like, um.
Once had a patient describe what happened when she fell at her work. She had slipped on stairs, claimed the floor was greasy. But what she actually said, and I recorded verbatim:
Me : "Tell me how you fell"
Her: "well, um, it was kind of hingummy, ken whit I mean, like?" And further questions didn't shed any more light.
Later she decided to submit a compensation claim against her employers, and the lawyers asked for a copy of her records: hope they enjoyed the read!