Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
So Thank you very much
It's really nice to know
That you enjoyed the show
--Thank You Very Much,
O4 0800 Nov 09 Ranger had a lab appointment at the local VA clinic. First order of business was a urine sample, delivered through the little door in the wall, and the washing of the hands. Except for a small problem: There was no soap in the dispenser.
Not at the end of a long day, but the beginning, at the urine counter. Possibly the Department of Veterans Affairs thinks us all West Pointers, and that we never get piss on our hands. Signage everywhere exhorts us to wash our hands, but with what?
Now, the VA says they are cleaning up their act, and promise an end to screw ups like the unwashed tubing used in endoscopies and colonoscopies in VAMC clinics in Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. But no soap in the specimen room doesn't give this former trooper hope.
Everyone used to say the VA system was a crack operation. Negative further.