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Re: Vet hospitals

Posted by Lewis on March 05, 2004

In Reply to: Vet hospitals posted by R. Berg on March 05, 2004

: : : : : : Hello dear friends:

: : : : : : it's night, the nurse in the animal hospital calls the vet over an urgent case and she says:
: : : : : : "sorry to drag you out"

: : : : : : What does she mean: sorry for wasting his time, or waking him up, I couldn't find this combination:
: : : : : : dragging somebody out.

: : : : : : Thank you very much

: : : : : It means to pull/drag you away from what you were doing. It's often used whem someone is relaxing after work and is called back in for some emergency or other.

: : : : Thanks a lot.

: : : Because it's night, "drag you out" is particularly appropriate because the nurse's call drags the doctor out of bed and away from his comfortable home.

: : I've been visiting vets and vet clinics and sometimes animal hospitals for years and years, but until now never knew that they had vet nurses. Live and learn! SS

: In my part of the world, they don't have nurses. They have technicians.

In England, we have 'Rolfs' - apparently it is an Australian idea.