Last night my husband had a hat trick. He doesn't play soccer or hockey, he's a general surgeon. So how did he manage the hat trick?
He's on staff at three different hospitals and was on call last night. Around 430 he texted to say that he was just starting an appendectomy at one of the hospitals and then had a meeting to go to and another appy scheduled at 8 at a different hospital. Ok. At that point I knew I would have to bring the kids with me to Parents Night at school and the party I had tentatively scheduled to attend was not going to happen. No big deal. To paraphrase Michael J Fox in American President - I assume that all plans are soft until I receive confirmation from him thirty minutes beforehand.
I figured he'd be home around 930. Finally at 1030 he texted, he was on his way home. He had had to do another appy at the third hospital.
So there you have it - an appy hat trick.