We've got our less helpful rules, too. I think to an awkward, embarrassing moment a few weeks ago at the hospital where I work. I had brought a friend, a friend of 40 years, a neurosurgeon, to our operating rooms to watch a case. We've done this many times before. It is fun and you always learn something when you watch another operative team at work. After getting permission from the patient and his wife for my friend to observe, we changed into scrub suits. Just as we were getting started, an administrative nurse, whom I didn't recognize, accosted us. Didn't we know the rules? Indignantly quoting a series of committee rules and regulations, she basically threw my buddy out. I arranged for him to change clothes, borrow the car and go home. I was deeply embarrassed. What kind of new rule was this?