So, I was operating with this one surgeon at 4 am Sunday morning, just chatting, shooting the breeze... All of a sudden he starts in on this rampage (yeah, this is the same guy who pimped me on chemistry, lol) about how residents these days are sloth-like, lazy, no-good SOBs. Back in *his* day, when he was a resident, he worked his 36 hours on and 8 hours off with a smile on his face. He was a real doctor, dammit. Residents, especially surgical residents, are all wimpy and poorly trained with an 80 hour work week according to this dude. Why, we ought to extend our surgical residency an extra two years at least to make up for the lack of training and exposure these future residents are gonna have! What's your reaction? Mine was "Screw you, buddy. I kinda want to have a life, and I think I'll be an even better doctor rested. And if I had any idea that my surgeon was as overworked as you were, there is no way in f-ing hell I would let you operate on me!" Of course, I didn't say that. I just nodded my head and smiled.