|If it all goes wrong, can my funeral be this glamorous?|
And yesterday one exact story happened to me. Almost. Whilst registering with a new doctor, I filled in the usual Middle East registration form (is it any of your business whether I'm married or not?! Oh, well, if I was pregnant, it would actually). All the usual info required, and then I got to the 'In Case of Emergency' section. I wasn't exactly going in for life-threatening surgery, but they encouraged me to fill it in regardless.
And so there I was, taken back to the SATC episode where Miranda has a panic attack and ends up in hospital. Eventually Carrie comes to rescue her and escort her home, but not before a distraught Miranda tells her that she drew a blank at the next of kin box. As a single woman living away from her family, who should she put down? A girlfriend is an obvious choice, but as she says to Carrie:"You never answer your phone, you always screen."
I paused at the box. If I was married, I guess a husband would be the obvious choice. Instead I went for the girlfriend option. She doesn't usually screen and has been there for the 3 am panic call in the past. She's also a fellow E.R watcher which means she's virtually a medical professional. I'm in safe hands....