This was shared by someone whose spouse is an ER doctor. He connects some dots that I've never considered before; most notably the entitlement mentality with the "everyone is special" mentality. But he makes a heck of a case. This was particularly interesting to me personally. With my recent health battles I went to a Green Bay Hospital ER a very recent Sunday afternoon. I was in obvious pain(hunched over, could barely walk, grabbing my lower left abdomen).
It was explained to me how busy the ER was but that patients are triaged. Learning that, what do you suppose my immediate instict was? To do my own triage; eyeing other patients around the ER and making my own determination as to where I might fit in the "most in need comes first" line. Honestly, looking around, I couldn't tell who the patients were from who the family members there with them. I don't remember how many people were seen before me, but I know I got in before several people who arrived before my wife and I had.
So yes, it's possible the woman who loudly complained was in a great deal of pain. I was in a great deal of pain. If I knew the entire ER staff was consumed with trying desperately to save someone's life, I cannot imagine intentionally whining loud enough for everyone, including the deceased's husband, to hear.
I should also mention I thought the care I received was excellent. That visit included a CTscan. It didn't come in time to save my trip to Spain with my family. But it was better than I expected from any ER on a Sunday afternoon. I'll be honest, I hoped my condition would take priority over others. I certainly didn't expect it to.