Thursday, September 04, 2008
Here's a little story that I thought was funny. I was very overtired at the time, and it made me belly laugh. So, if you want to save it until you are very overtired, it may be funnier.
Al came home from work one day this summer after a busy ER shift. She has this huge soft spot for the elderly. THe ornerier the better. Perhaps this is because she is in the ER and there is a finite interaction time with such characters. Anyhow, of course respecting HIPPA and all privacy she told the story to us without any names.
A patient was in for many hours and her chief complaint appeared to be, not wanting to spend the night in her nursinng home room. She disguised this with an array of vague and every so slightly potentially serious symptoms. However there weren't any signs of the symptoms. She became increasingly demanding as she realized she was going to be sent back to her home.
As her nurse wheeled her out to the waiting van, to be driven back, she whipped around spyly, pointed her finger and shook it and said, "and that little one, the one who isn't a nurse YET (that would be AL) .......I think she stole my socks!
Can you picture Al, stealing a dirtly little pair of cotton white socks from this lady? IF only the little dismayed lady knew Al can knit socks around her!
Like I said, I was very overtired and found this hysterically funny. I apolgize in advance to anyone who is offended. We have to see some humor in situations or they are too sad to go back to day after day!
Allison : give her back her socks!
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