Mr. Cabbage: "Yeah, I see Dr. Nerve for my back problems, but for the last 2 hours I've had this heavy chest pain, too."
Dr. Grumpy: "Sir, you need to go to ER for that. NOW!"
Mr. Cabbage: "I don't want to. Can't you give me a pain pill or something?"
Dr. Grumpy: "NO! I'm a neurologist, sir. And chest pain is scary. You need to get it checked out ASAP. Do you have a cardiologist?"
Mr. Cabbage: "Yeah, but I already called him. He told me to go to ER, too."
Dr. Grumpy: "Then why are you calling me?"
Mr. Cabbage: "I hate going to ER, so I thought I'd call some of my other docs for ideas.
Dr. Grumpy: "You need to go to ER."
Mr. Cabbage: "My internist said that, too."
Dr. Grumpy: "Look. This could be serious. If you don't go, that's your business. But ER is the best advice I can give you."
Mr. Cabbage: "You're no help at all. I'll call some of my other docs. Thanks for wasting my time."