"I Narcanned Your Honor Student" - page 2

After browsing Reddit today, I came across something that troubled me deeply. This is not the first time I have seen something of this nature displayed. Once I seen an EMT with a VERY similar quote... Read More

  1. by   klone
    Quote from Cvepo
    We need to break down this NIMBY attitude towards overdoses so that we can actually get to the root of the cause to try and stop it.
    Hear hear
  2. by   YoutubeTheNP
    I laughed at it. But I have a dark sense of humor. You have to be facetious working in acute care sometimes, else you will burn out.
  3. by   Libby1987
    I read it as a statement, not humor. Not even gallows humor. Honor students aren't home free and their parents shouldn't live in a world of denial that they are either. Others can speak better to this but I believe that anxiety and depression are common in the bright and/or high achievers.

    Plus, honor student bumper stickers say something about the parent, and it's not humble gratitude.
  4. by   That Guy
    Quote from Purple_roses
    I mean there are also stickers that show a t-Rex eating a stick figure family too--I think. I think it's funny, but I also have a warped sense of humor. I think it's just a funny, yet probably rude way of saying, nobody gives a damn about your stick figure family and nobody gives a damn if your kid is an honor student--stop putting it on your car.
    Ding ding. No one cares about your stupid stickers on your car. Except this person. We may have scarred her with an attempt at dark humor.

    Seriously though if this offends you, you are in for a world of hurt when you are actually a nurse.
  5. by   popopopo
    Can someone explain the joke a bit better for me? I understand the phrase, but I don't understand the PURPOSE of the sticker.
  6. by   JKL33
    Personally I just think it's stupid in that "Everybody look at me, I'm a Rockstar" kind of way. It's actually more about the braggadocio of the person wearing it than the problem of either overdoses or honor students, which I guess I just don't find attractive or impressive. Same reason I wouldn't be caught dead wearing or carrying anything with any "nursing" slogans on it ("Would you rather speak to the doctor or the ***NURSE*** who knows what's going on?"). What is hilarious is the number of times I've seen people wearing these and, well, they haven't quite actually made it to Rockstar status yet.

    ETA: I have a family, and it includes honor students. I don't need any shirts, tote bags or bumper stickers representing those facts either. All stupid.
    Last edit by JKL33 on Jun 30
  7. by   blondy2061h
    Aw man, I came here for the story about narcanning an honor student, not another thread where a student lectures on compassion. False advertising!
  8. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from popopopo
    Can someone explain the joke a bit better for me? I understand the phrase, but I don't understand the PURPOSE of the sticker.
    It's a counterpoint to all those bumper stickers that say, "My son is an honor student at Main Street School."
  9. by   llg
    Quote from blondy2061h
    It's a counterpoint to all those bumper stickers that say, "My son is an honor student at Main Street School."
    I agree: that's what it means to me. It's a swipe at all those parents who brag about their kids all day, have bumper stickers about every kid's achievement, etc. It's really not a swipe at the kids or an expression of joy at seeing a kid in trouble.
  10. by   hopefulRN'17
    [QUOTE=EAGirl;9496885]After browsing Reddit today, I came across something that troubled me deeply. This is not the first time I have seen something of this nature displayed. Once I seen an EMT with a VERY similar quote on a t-shirt. Being in nursing school has allowed me to open up and become compassionate about many things.
    Why would someone take humour in this situation?

    OP - Why are you assuming that someone is taking humor in this situation? You know what they say about assuming, right?

    Did you ever think that maybe the person(s) who created this did so to make the statement that *nobody* is immune from an overdose? It can be anyone from any walk of life including a straight A student.
  11. by   TrashPanda
    Funny as a fit! Not only does Mr. and Mrs. All-American have a reason to gloat about their Honor Student, they will also have a Certificate of Completion from The Right Step to hang next to their baby's diploma! EPIC WINNING!!
  12. by   RNrhythm
    I am not going to comment on the bumper-sticker because of the week I had, but I often think about the relationship between pain and humor. It seems like all humor is rooted in pain.
  13. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    In your free time look up Gallows Humor, otherwise known as black humor. Although this type of humor is seen as dark or inappropriate it is how healthcare workers deal and cope with some of the terrible things we see.

    Don't take it personally or be offended by it, you to will more than likely experience this in the workplace as a nurse and will eventually have a dark sense of humor yourself.

    Annie

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