Not the fun American Game TV show that we all have come to love. No, this is an intern nightmare. Its the phone call you wish would never come. Its the request to come in and work someone's call. When you had made dinner plans. Or in my case, a Saturday in which I was to go hiking, then to a movie, and then out for drinks. All down the drain with a simple phone call.
The first idea is the intern you are covering for is really sick. Or has had a disastrous emergency. The second idea is you will be "paid back" by the person who jeopardizes you for one of your calls. So you can schedule a time when you should be on call, in my case a Saturday call, and poof! It goes away without any guilty thoughts. I dreamt about this payback all 30 hours of jeopardy call.