In the classic scene from “Five Easy Pieces”, Jack Nicholson manages to get dry toast by first ordering a chicken salad sandwich.
I am wondering how you have managed to get what you wanted (legally) when the establishment said you couldn’t.
Now and then on the SDMB I have seen an imaginative way around the rules. I would like to learn from you.
Here is my story; I’d like to hear yours.
A couple of years ago I underwent a breast biopsy (negative results). It required a local anesthetic and very minor surgery and about four hours in the hospital, total. For very personal reasons, I did not want my family or friends to know I was having a biopsy.
When I was discharged, the nurse asked who was going to drive me home. I said I would drive myself home since I had driven myself there and my car was still available. This, it turned out, was against all the rules. The nurse insisted I could not drive myself. Someone must drive me home. I was stubborn, as was the hospital. I understood the hospital’s position, liability, insurance, and all that.
Eventually an administrator showed up and even the surgeon got into the act saying she would drive me home, but I was not allowed to drive myself.
At this point, I realized I was not going to win the fight, so I suggested that they call a taxi to take me home.
“Great idea,” they said.
The taxi arrived; I was wheeled to the curb by the nurse and delivered into the taxi driver’s hands. Once the car door was closed, I gave the driver $5.00 and directed him to drive me to my car in the parking lot. I was happy, he was happy, the hospital was happy.
I drove myself home.
What is your story?