Quotes

Quotes to, well…quote.
Or, have you come up with YOUR catch phrase yet?


“You’re only as good as your last scan” -Holdorf
Meaning: Never get too cocky. If you blow the next scan, it may take 10 great ones to win back the trust from everyone around you (if you’re lucky). Always stay grounded and focused to remain your personal best.

“I refuse to belong to a club that would have me as a member”
-Groucho Marx
Meaning: Think twice if someone seems a little too eager to have you come aboard.

“It is what it is” -unknown
Meaning: Trust yourself. If you think it’s a rhabdomyoma, then it IS a rhabodmyoma.

“Send me someone who’s hot!!” -Paul Hoglund (world’s greatest Sonographer)
Meaning: Send me a good scanner!!

“That’s a wrap!!” (World’s greatest Sonographer) -Paul Hoglund
Meaning: This case is over. I can now go to lunch!!

“Show me the money!!” -Centuries old catch phrase (Jerry McGuire characters were NOT the first to utter this line).
Meaning: CASH IS KING!!!!!!!!

“Well… alllllrightly then…” -Vincent Immerso
Meaning: This job is done. Now, unto the next.

“What you talking?” -Dr. K.T. Oen
Meaning:  This is what our teacher said to us in ultrasound school when we tried to explain what the case was that we were presenting to him. This was the death kneel; this meant that you screwed up royally and now Dr. Oen had to go in and scan the patient himself. EPIC FAIL!!

“You’re history…!” -Anonymous
Meaning: Said by one of the ultrasound techs to a patient as she came back into the room. What she meant to say was “you’re finished”. NEVER say to a patient that she’s HISTORY. The patient almost passed out.

“Get outta Town!!!” -Dr. Pollock (Radiologist)
Meaning: Whenever a COOL (rare) case was presented to him, Dr. Gellar would say “GET OUTTA TOWN.”  He liked COOL cases.

“I know nothing!! I know NOTHING! -Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz- From Hogan’s Heroes
Meaning: Whenever an ultrasound student is quizzed while they are in their clinical site, and they don’t know the answer, what do they do? They DENY ever going over the subject. So, it’s the SCHOOL’s fault that they don’t know the answer. Oh, and yeah, in 99% of the time, we DID go over what they claimed we didn’t.

“I thought you said you knew how to do this?”-Said by every Radiologist, vascular surgeon, or cardiologist.Meaning: When you’re fresh out of school, and you think you know everything, but of course, you don’t.

“We never went over that in class.” -Every ultrasound student.
Meaning: See “I know nothing” above.

“When in doubt, dress up.”-Holdorf
Meaning: Leave the T-shirt, jeans, and sandals at home when going to a seminar, meeting, job interview…etc. MAKE AN EFFORT TO LOOK THE PART!!

“I’ve got nothing to say, and I’m saying it!!!!” -Unknown
Meaning: Some people get diarrhea of the mouth and just can’t stop talking!! Note: All meetings MUST last an hour…even if everything could be covered in 20 minutes. It’s just the way of the world, I guess.

“Take the Damn Picture!!!” -Said by all ultrasound instructors to new students
Meaning:  You’ve looked at the same image of the gallbladder for the past 10 minutes. JUST TAKE THE DAMN PICTURE!!!

“Stop looking at your right hand!!!” -Ultrasound lab instructors
Meaning: How is looking at the right hand going to help you? The screen is OVER THERE!!

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” -John Wooden
Meaning: If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying.

“The only time I have peace and quiet is when I’m on stage.” -Keith Richards

“It’s good to be here… It’s good to be anywhere.” – Keith Richards


     Below are more quotes that I have used or heard over my career.          I don’t profess to know who originally said them, or what the original intent was. I will provide, however, what the intent was of the individuals whom muttered them.


Don’t insult the crocodile until after you cross the river.
Play nice until you leave. Then you can tell them how you REALLY feel…

A conclusion is when you get tired of thinking.
Some things never end, nor do they have solutions.

Nothing’s impossible for those who don’t have to do it.
When the boss wants you to do the impossible in one day…while she goes out to lunch, for the rest of the afternoon.

After four decimal places, nobody cares.
Thinking may get in the way of getting things done.

We do precision guesswork .
We aren’t having our best day today.

Don’t let school interfere with your education.
Terminal student? Obviously not a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
The higher up you go, the less you’re protected.

When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
I partied too hard this past weekend…

A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Knowing when to shut-up is a true gift.

When in doubt, mumble.
Best done if you have a good wingman. He or she may pick up that you don’t know squat and may chime in and save your sorry butt.

If you find a road with no obstacles, you’ll probably find that it doesn’t lead anywhere.
No pain, no gain…

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