Are there reasonable explanations for these two events? Sure. Maybe the old lady was imagining her husband at a much younger age, and her mind was a little too far gone to realize who she was picturing. Maybe she wasn’t even seeing anybody, and she was just saying things. People with Alzheimer’s disease do that sometimes. They’ll talk, and it won’t even be communication, just their mouths moving and making words. But what about the first part of the story?
What about the feeling of a hand upon a worker’s shoulder, even though the door was closed and the room was empty? Are there explanations? Yes. Are they a little hard to reach, and sometimes easily dismissed? Also yes. Who even knows if these two stories are actually related? Hospitals can seem creepy a lot of the time.
The Good Kind of Rainwater
We’re told that this man was so definitely not drunk enough to rip the IV out of his arm. That’s very not drunk. Of course, alcohol is one of the main reasons that people show up in hospitals, even if they swear up and down the white walls that they didn’t have anything to drink.
It doesn’t matter how obvious it is, or how many times the doctor has heard people say the exact same thing that week (or even that day) or how many people are having to hold a person down to keep him or her from being a danger, that person will never admit to alcohol until the craziness has passed. Did you get that rainwater from a bottle inside the store?
Punched the Wrong Place
It’s a good thing that surgery isn’t really, really complicated or something like that, or this sort of thing might happen a little more often than we think it does. One good thing is that people have been operating on each other and studying the body for so long that they know pretty much how everything works in conjunction with all the other parts and yet they can still sometimes accidentally cut open a blood vessel.
Thankfully, everybody was all right in this story, but this person had to stay longer in the hospital than expected (always a great thing to discover) and deal with a very uncommon bathroom situation. When it comes to stuff doctors say, “oh shoot” might be up there as one of the worst.
Fastest Baby in the West
We’re not going to go ahead and say that it’s normal practice, but childbirth is a messy, noisy, hectic process for everyone involved. If you’re trying to get a little life out of another human being, you do whatever you can to make sure that it goes well. Being in labor for hours is no big joy to remember. This quick event ended with no injuries, but it’s only thanks to the reg, who was quick enough to snag that baby before it hit anything else.
Like the floor or a table or a different person. Even the mother and father didn’t think there was anything strange about it, but we imagine the woman was just relieved that it was over. The dad was probably thinking the same thing, even if the delivery didn’t look like how it normally looks.
There’s a Reasonable Explanation, I Swear
First off, those are some mighty big pockets if they’re able to hold thirty-plus condoms. Maybe he was wearing cargo pants. Did your parents ever tell you to always wear clean underwear, just in case you get into a car accident and the doctors and nurses have to look at your dirty, dirty clothes?
This is like a much more adult version of that same kind of word of warning. Don’t stuff your pockets with more than thirty condoms or you might have to pull them out in front of a nurse and your girlfriend. We admit, it’s not advice that will be helpful all that often, but it could come in handy if you’re that specific kind of unlucky that this guy was.