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Old 12-13-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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Hospital patient says clock told him, ‘Time to die’

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, December 12, 2013 22:05 EST
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Hospital patient says clock told him, ‘Time to die’ | The Raw Story

Doctors at a British hospital were startled when an upset patient told them that the clock in his ward had announced his time was up, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported on Thursday.

“The clock is telling me to die,” the doctors quoted the patient as saying in an unusual case report.

“Turning to the wall, we confirmed that the clock indeed said, ‘DIE,’” said rheumatologists Stuart Carter and Fiona Fawthrop of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

“We discovered that the radio-controlled clock had reverted to German and was displaying an abbreviation of ‘Dienstag,’” meaning Tuesday in German.

“We quickly rectified this by pressing several buttons to show the English abbreviation, ‘TUE’. Fortunately, it was not the patient’s time to die at all.”

I thought I would share this story, I found it so hilarious
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I'd like to put that in somebody's room I know.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I'd like to put that in somebody's room I know.
LOL.. you gotta make sure he or she doesn't understand German..
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I would take shower, put on my best gown, lie down and wait...

Funny story!!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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But talking about knowing when to die:
this happened in our hospital few years ago. We had a bed ridden patient, who we occasionally would put on a wheelchair and wheel around to socialize. She was never out of bed by herself, her muscles were weak and she was just deteriorating fast.
One day, when passing by her room, I almost had a heart attack! I saw her up and making her bed!!!!
I called other nurses and a doctor who happened to be at the station, and we all watched in awe what she was doing.
Then she looked at us standing there in disbelief, and said: "I made my bed, I am not going to use it anymore". Then she sat on her wheelchair. Later on, I passed by her room again and saw her sleeping in her wheelchair. I came closer to check on her, and noticed that she was dead....

Also animals sense the death. On another wing, we had a house cat. That cat was some sort of a therapy for the patients, and was loved by all. She was going from room to room, to get some love and then she spent the rest of the day roaming the hall. However, we noticed that she would go to patient room, and lie curled on the bed, next to the patient. She would not leave that room. That patient was dead soon after. It happened several times and that cat was never wrong...

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Old 12-14-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Knowing me, I'd throw the clock in the trash!

The kitty, however, would concern me.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Friday would have given him a shock as well!
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Friday would have given him a shock as well!
Wed., too.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Europe
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I don't like talking things. Few monts ago I was in a elevator and during the moment when a womans voice started to say "first floor" till it stopped I thought I am hearing voices inside my head or I am kidnapped in to a space ship

There could be a sign on door "Hi, I am elaina, a talking elevator" ...
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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get a new clock!!!
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