do you ever have "stupid" days at work? - page 2

And what I mean is...do you feel like you cant do anything right. The other night was my "stupid" night, lol. I couldnt stick my finger in my ear if I tried. :lol2: Anyone else go thru this at... Read More

  1. by   nrsang97
    I deffinately do. I think everyone has one once in a while.
  2. by   HuggyPuglet
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    All the time. It's usually stupid stuff, like I reach over a patient's bedside table to give a pill, and in one swift motion, dump both the water and the water pitcher on the bed. Of course, by now Pt has the Feosol in the mouth and is desperately seeking something to wash it down.

    GTubes are the worst. I'll try to flush gently and wind up giving myself and poor Pt a Jevity bath.

    I'd like to blame my no-lens bifocals for some of these because they are definitely errors in hand-eye coordination, but I've been like this all my life.
    No "LENS" bifocals? Perhaps thats my problem too. I'd better go check to make sure my bifocals have lenses! hahaha!

    At my age I have more stupid moments than I would care to admit to!
  3. by   P_RN
    I used to have IV days like that. Can't say I ever heard the term stupid days but I sure have dropped my share of stuff.
  4. by   mamason
    Yep......I think it happens to everyone. On those days, when I get home from my shift, I take a long hot shower, make some tea, and hit the bed to watch some TV. I try to let it go.
  5. by   suzy253
    Quote from jeanniern55
    One day I put my pants on backwards and didn't even notice till afternoon, people still ask me if I have my clothes on right (I double check now!)
    OMG! I've done that a couple of times. Pants felt a bit funny but didn't think anything of it until someone pointed it out to me. :spin:

    I try to remember to check them when I'm getting ready--making sure the word Landau on the pockets are facing forward--not backwards. LOL
  6. by   all4schwa
    One morning in report, I couldn't for the life of me get out that my patient was aphasic (common on the ol' neuro unit), finally after stuttering about for a sec, I pointed to myself and said, "you know, this here that I'm doing, uh, Aphasic!" how ironic.

    We type electronic sign out report around 5 (which should ideally reduce the verbal exchange), I print mine out so I can use it to guide me when I'm flaking out at report time.
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from HuggyPuglet


    No "LENS" bifocals? Perhaps thats my problem too. I'd better go check to make sure my bifocals have lenses! hahaha!

    At my age I have more stupid moments than I would care to admit to!

    Oopsie. No-LINE lens bifocals, of course. That'll teach me to try to make sense before I have my coffee, now won't it?
  8. by   kmblue39
    lol, is giving yourself a black eye at work considered having a 'stupid' day at work? One night I was reaching over to answer the phone (desperate for an order for a Foley) and the chair started to roll and when I put my elbow sharply down on the counter to catch myself from falling out of the chair the phone popped up and hit me in the eye. Hurt like heck at the time, but funny looking back on it now.:chuckle
  9. by   TazziRN
    I don't ever recall thinking I couldn't do anything right, but I've had lots of days where it felt like nothing was going right. All I can do then is pray that nobody dies before I get off and watch the clock!
  10. by   rngreenhorn
    Not only have I gone to work with my pant on inside out but: one morning I was helping a cva left hemi pt put his shoes on, when he asked "did you dress yourself this morning?" I said "yes" wondering why he would ask this. Later in the morning I looked down and noticed I had two totally different shows on. Not even the same color....
    Last edit by rngreenhorn on Apr 10, '07 : Reason: typo
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Yep - silly things like opening up a syringe for the lidocaine and dropping it on the tray before the sterile pack was opened. Just stuff you've done a million times and then zone out and do it wrong.

    Very embarrassing to see the look on the doc's face . . . . .

    steph
  12. by   RNDreamer
    I've done the same thing...thank goodness I was only going to the grocery store, and not to work...I remember one day being at work and felling unconfortable because my undies felt too tight...I was convinced that I must have gained 10 pounds quickly...I got home a realized that I put my undie on wrong...I was wearing it sideways


    Quote from rngreenhorn
    Not only have I gone to work with my pant on inside out but: one morning I was helping a cva left hemi pt put his shoes on, when he asked "did you dress yourself this morning?" I said "yes" wondering why he would ask this. Later in the morning I looked down and noticed I had two totally different shows on. Not even the same color....
  13. by   SICU Queen
    Quote from NYDreamer
    I've done the same thing...thank goodness I was only going to the grocery store, and not to work...I remember one day being at work and felling unconfortable because my undies felt too tight...I was convinced that I must have gained 10 pounds quickly...I got home a realized that I put my undie on wrong...I was wearing it sideways
    LOL!!

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