One of the points Dr. Robert Wachter made in his speech at the ACOG meeting in May, 2009, was that everybody makes mistakes. True, people can wind up dead when doctors make mistakes, but everybody else makes mistakes, too.
To illustrate his point, Dr. Wachter showed a video from the BBC, "The Wrong Guy," the tale of two men named Guy who were waiting in reception areas in the BBC's London offices on the same day in 2006.
One was there to interview for a job. The other, an expert on information technology, had been scheduled to hold forth on the network's News 24 program about a ruling in Apple Corp.'s suit against Apple Inc. The Beatles' music company and the computer firm had previously agreed to stick to their own businesses. But then came iTunes, and Apple Corp. sued Apple Inc. for alleged encroachment on its music brand.
A London judge ruled in Apple Inc.'s favor and the BBC invited tech expert Guy Kewney on to chat about the ruling. But it was Guy Goma, the unwitting job applicant, who was summoned from the waiting room for the interview.
The look on "the wrong Guy's" face when he catches on to who they think he is is priceless!