Unfortunately for the financial department, they didn't get the brevity memo. Bless her heart. I tried to be good. But then we got to this part:
Her: "And if anyone calls or visits, is it ok to let them know that you are here?"
Me: "Sure... But only if they have presents."
Her: "Ex-... excuse me?"
Me: "Only let them know I'm there if they have presents."
Her: "Ha ha ha."
Me: "No, I'm serious. Can you, like, search people before they can come visit? Maybe pat them down, make sure they have a gift?"
Me: "Just make sure you're thorough with the pat-down. They might have a gift card."
Her: "Ummm... ok?"
Let that be a warning to you! I'll probably be unconscious until around 11 tomorrow night. But if anybody wants to come visit after that, you might want to make sure your get-well gift is highly visible. I hear the hospital bouncers are "handsy".