On this Halloween night plenty of ERs are staffing some seriously spooky characters. Whether they are "healthy" for the patients is in the eye of the be-ghosted, so you be the judge:
This may be a curious choice on a trauma ward.
We saw 3 fems in scrubs sporting bloody red eyes, wild black mascara and faces ghostly white with baby powder. We dashed down the hall in search of a chocolate reprieve.
Everywhere. Running shoes, leggings, wristbands and headbands were amok. Race-themed numbers taped back and front. Coming in handy in a hectic ER night.
We saw one doc in a large black cape, a nifty widow's peak with face makeup. He also had two nasty fangs with black lipstick. Spooky indeed.
A Walking, Talking Fruit Salad
A whole bunch of ER staff combined purple scrubs and leafy head wreaths to make a group of grapes. The strawberries were bright red scrubs with black felt polka dots and green leaf hats. One very tall fellow was a highly convincing banana. We asked one nurse what part of the fruit salad she was. She wore bright yellow scrubs with brown crisscross patterns and a tall hat of leaves.
"I'm a pineapple, dummy."
And we came away with the notion that the only folks scarier than these are those freaky folks wearing . . .