I never thought about it from the patients angle.
That was hilarious!
If, may God Forbid, am ever in the hospital, I’m doing something just like that!
I thought I had missed my destination and gone to Hell for a confused moment.
When I finally got their attention, I signalled that I wanted a pencil and they held a pad and I scrawled "TV EVIL!!!!" and the doc looked weird at me and told the nurse to turn off the TV. My brother laughed when the doc told him about it.
Otherwise, I tried to take as good care of the care staff as they took care of me. Being a problem patient wasn't going to get me better care, and they didn't deserve to get lashed at because I didn't feel well.
It worked for me.