Hematology head tech: I'm so excited about the new wheelchairs!!
Lab director: I know me too. We get our first shipment soon. It will be so good for the hospital to get those wheelchairs.
Me: What new wheelchairs?
Lab director: They are going to be so great. They are stackable, kind of like grocery store carts. And they will be color coded. For example, OB has pink, so if you see a pink wheelchair that isn't on OB, it will stick out like a sore thumb.
Me: How is this good for the hospital?
Lab director: They have no way to drive, only push. So the person in them can't maneuver it. They can't steal the wheelchair.
Me: I didn't know that stealing wheelchairs was a problem.
Lab director (with other techs chiming in): Yes. Huge problem. Patients check out, and they steal anything that isn't nailed to the floor. You name it: wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, bed sheets, etc. Look! It's kind of like that airport one. That's stackable, and the person in it cannot drive.
Me: So the airports beat the hospital.
Lab director: Yes, they did. Wish I'd have thought of it. That's a billion dollar idea.