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Bloody Hell!

October 18th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

You know it’s a bad night when you find yourself at some ugly nightclub, screaming loudly over some god awful DJ’s blazing trip through the weekly top 40, your ass sticking to the fake leather seats, your head throbbing, and some woman in what could essentially be called swimwear at your side with a tray of colored shots in small vials. “We call them test tubes!” she’ll chirp. “They’re only ten dollars and they’re goooooooooood.”

(Not that I’ve ever had a night like this.)

I’ve always wondered what kind of person buys one of those icky-looking vials and throws it down their gullet with glee. Vials remind me of blood tests, or awkward trips to the gyno, or being cold during a chemistry test, or breaking the high school’s only centrifuge (not that I’ve ever done this), and a number of other things that mostly include unpleasantry.

Which may be the reason why I responded with such shock to a report from Reuters this week that confirmed the jailing of a Hong Kong man who popped back two actual vials of blood after stumbling wasted into a hospital:

Li Man-yiu, 29, told a court Monday he was “extremely thirsty” when he staggered into a hospital on September 13 for treatment for an injured toe, the South China Morning Post reported.

Surveillance cameras showed Li “walk up to the laboratory counter, take three tubes containing blood samples, drink the contents of two and then dump the vials in the lift lobby,” the Post reported.

Shit, man. Bad night???

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Hospitals Are Sexy

April 24th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

You may recall Diana’s post yesterday about a hospital-themed restaurant in Taipei. Apparently, this is a trend. This photo was taken at a hospital-themed bar in Shenzhen, a bustling metropolis near Hong Kong:

The girls in nurses uniforms…I get. The drinks in test tubes…fun fun. The syringe-sicles or whatever they are…something new and different. The GIANT TURKEY BASTER…whoa nelly. Where is she planning on putting that?!?

I don’t trust the one on the left.

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Doctor Doctor, Can’t You See I’m Eatin’ Eatin’

April 23rd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Today’s Reuters featured Taipei restaurant D.S. Music Restaurant, “a hospital-themed eatery, and watch showgirls dance on weekend nights or chat up “nurses” whose rabbit-ears complement their starched white uniforms.”

The restaurant-bar features “bed” tables, drip-to-order drinkable “medicine,” crutches hung from the walls, and a wheelchair parked in the lobby.

Ou Chia-hao, brother of the restaurant’s owner, said:

“‘In Taipei, pressure on people is high, and they want a place near home where they can feel relaxed.’

Ou’s brother opened D.S. last year with T$5 million ($150,760) to express his enthusiasm for the care he got at a hospital when he was treated for a liver disorder.”

Hmm. I can’t think of a more relaxing setting than a hospital, can you? I’ve often found that when a Xanax and a My Bloody Valentine record are out of grasp, an episode of E.R. will knock those nerves right out. And I certainly can’t think of a better way to show one’s gratitude for proper medical care than a HOSPITAL-THEMED RESTAURANT REPLETE WITH SHOWGIRLS AND CRUTCHES HANGING FROM THE WALLS.

On another note:

“Years ago, a Taipei bistro tried a Holocaust theme, but eventually removed items and photos reminiscent of Nazi Germany brutality under pressure from Jewish groups.”

Err… Perhaps the “Heil Ham Sammy” and “Concentration Camp Cocktail” didn’t fare so well.

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