Basic math: 4 < 8

Code 3 for shortness of breath.

A middle-aged man opens his door. He does not appear to be in any distress.

“I took 4 Benadryls and I was looking on the internet. It said one of the signs that I overdosed is shallow breathing. I feel like my breathing is shallow.”

“Umm, I don’t even know what that means.”

“I feel like I’m not breathing hard enough.”

“You look just fine, sir. Why did you take 4 Benadryls?”

“It helps me sleep. I took 8 last night.”

“Why did you take so many? You’re not trying to hurt yourself, are you?”


“Wait a second, you took 8 yesterday and it wasn’t a problem for you, but tonight 4 is suddenly such an emergency that you called us?”


“Stop looking at the internet.”

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