I'm at work with some confessions ready so I'm gonna go ahead and spill!
It pisses me off when low acuity patients in the hospital are so self centered that they seem to think they are the only patient their nurse is assigned to. The funny part is, it never seems to be the patients that need care the most that have thy mindset, in my experience it is the people that will be discharged in a day and will go on to be perfectly healthy. It makes me so sad when a patient with a greater need than another ends up on the back burner for lack of a better expression because the other patient is more high maintenance. People that aren't in a hospital environment every day would be shocked by just how common this is. Flame away.