Re­cep­tion­ist: So we’re go­ing to need to resched­ule his ap­point­ment, then?
Nurse: No, Mary*, this pa­tient has passed away.
Re­cep­tion­ist: Okay, so then I’ll call him in the morn­ing?
Nurse: You don’t un­der­stand. He’s dead.
Re­cep­tion­ist: Well, Dr. Smith* has a slot open for Mon­day…
Nurse: He’s dead.

Prov­i­dence Hos­pi­tal, 5th Street and Col­by Av­enue
Everett, Wash­ing­ton