I’ve been spending some time this past week getting poked with my nemisis–hypodermic syringes a.k.a.–Needles! I required some blood work, a C-T scan and numbing. I opined to the nurse’s that I have white coat syndrome. In case you’re unaware this is the condition that records your blood pressure higher than it usually is due to the fact that you’re just getting it done. But then I realized, there are no white coats or uniforms in hospitals anymore. Everyone wears scrubs. Blue ones, green ones, but mostly flowered ones. This made me realize how accomodating hospitals can be. Why wouldn’t everyone want their employees to be as comfortable as possible? Some of these ensembles can be quite sartorial. But I got to thinking, why are they called scrubs that can be found here, http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/ or cheap scrubs? No one scrubs anything when wearing these. You’re either getting carted on a gurney, stuck with a needle, slid into a large metallic donut, having your temperature taken, or just signing a large degree of documents. But no one scrubs. So the next time I have blood work done I’ll mention to the nurse that I’m having flowered scrub syndrome.