I read a short story when I was a kid about a country sheriff who doomed Earth's chances for space travel because when the people from Venus met him, the "leader", he brusquely refused their offers. See, he thought they were from Venice and he didn't want to go there.
We now have an update on why Karen didn't get an MRI yesterday. When she got down there, she said she wanted to use the open MRI tube, which -who knows why- is only available to out patients. We don't know if Karen was brusque or not, or if the MRI techs were from Venus, but we do know that they heard her stating a preference as a refusal to have an MRI at all. Today we return to our regular ward, square one.