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03 April 2005 @ 11:23 pm
Gloves on "forensic" shows  
Yet another clear example that I'm just way TOO retentive--and have problems suspending disbelief.

On TV shows like CSI (any flavor), Crossing Jordan, etc. etc. it drives me NUTS when the doctors are gloved up and their phone rings and then they proceed to ANSWER THE PHONE WITH THEIR GLOVES ON! Now, yes, if all they're doing is handling some non-biohazardous materials, yes I can see that and that doesn't make a vein in my head twitch. But I've seen it after whatever character's handling a murder victim. So, with that, tell me.

Poll #467510 Surgical gloves

Why bother wearing gloves then?

For the look on TV
Nothing would EVER happen to those characters.
Mmmm, latex/polyurethane!
Nuttiness abounds with you, doesn't it?
Other (please comment--while wearing gloves, of course)

Hey, I've got to get some polls in, I pay for them.

P.S. I actually keep a couple of boxes of polyurethane gloves around the house for different tasks. Really.
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: TiVoed episode of Project Greenlight
Alexandrachandrax93 on April 3rd, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
Laziness, of course
Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on April 3rd, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely! Quite right, you are.
Heather: and you thought I was listening?herspace on April 4th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
as long as you are getting your money's worth....come to think of it. I pay for polls and have yet to devise one.
Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on April 4th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
You should!
Screw Them All To Death, I'm Sick of This Crapxforge on April 4th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
In medicine, you wear gloves to keep whatever's on you off the patient.

In forensic pathology, you wear gloves to keep whatever's on the patient off you.

That said, I ain't touchin' that phone until it's been sanitized. Screw you, YOU answer it. = )

Also, CSI is a load of bollocks. They basically just Make Shit Up for almost every episode.

Michaelservermonkey on April 4th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification.

As much as I get sucked into CSI, sometimes I just want to scream at the screen.
Simply Stan: Drum Bunnypaperpath on April 4th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
yeah man!
At a CSI crime scene, why the heck do they never turn the lights but rather insist on walking around in the gloom with their itty bitty flashlights instead? Drives me nuts.

Also, if they're trying to keep a scene "as is" why the heck aren't they wearing hairnets and other such containment gear?

Michaelservermonkey on April 4th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah man!
Imagine that, investigation carried out in a well lit room.

See, we're on the same wavelength.
Michael: Rorschachservermonkey on April 5th, 2005 09:27 am (UTC)

We're keeping Golgafrinchams around for a bit, though, right?
Screw Them All To Death, I'm Sick of This Crapxforge on April 5th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
Ooo, very good obscure HHGTG reference. You win a prize.

Yes, I think we should have the phone sanitizers stick around a bit.

Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on April 5th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
Huzzah a prize!

I'd meant to write that the other day.
mineral777 on April 4th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
I personally want my dr.'s hands to be covered n germs from his cellphoen and I want to contract an airborne bacteria froom his cellphone. I mean it is not like he did not drop it 100x that day. end sarcasm

maybe the Dr.'s kept their cellphones germ free. *_*
Plus maybe they disinfected it also before bringing it into the operating room.

or maybe we pay too much attention to shows
Michaelservermonkey on April 5th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, probably too much TV for me.
Sandrawolflady26 on April 8th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC)
Sadly enough, my dentist seems to have something in common with CSI. I try not to think about it too much.
Michael: Worried Dinoservermonkey on April 12th, 2005 07:19 am (UTC)