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- Jun 25, '10 by FutureMaleOhioNurseThank you for your article, Davey Do. It was very moving. As a teacher, it was always very rewarding when parents would call to express their gratitude for making a difference in the academic lives of their children, or when a supervisor praised a lesson, or when a student said "thank you" or "I love you." One rewarding experience that I never, ever forgot was from a student. See, this child had never passed his science state exams, but I had seen a gradual improvement in his abilities. I tutored him afterschool, four days a week, for many months. He really WANTED to pass; he met me halfway, and when we got his results, we learned that he recieved a commended score (95%)! I told him how proud I was of him and he said, "Thank you, sir, for everything. You've been the dad I've never had." I later learned that his father had left his family for another woman when the student was 5 years old. Since then, I have made sure to treat EVERY student as if they were my own. Your article portrays the impact that a public servant can have on an individual and/or loved ones, whether as a teacher, nurse, firefighter, or police officer. I cannot wait to become the nurse I was born to be and to serve humanity with a caring heart.
- Jun 25, '10 by Davey DoOtessa:
Thank you for the "kudos upon kudos". I'm interpretting that as, "I can relate and want to reinforce you". You have probably had similar experiences in your 18 year career with the various areas you have worked.
Which also brings me to another point: I am relatively new to this site, so I don't know all the fine points. Kudos for example. Is there criteria for doling them out? It doesn't matter. I have my own criteria: Touch me, in some way- whether it be intellectually or emotionally. Give me something I can relate to, give me information, allow me to see a different perspective, make me chuckle, and you've got yourself a kudo. Otherwise, I say something to myself, like, "Yeah, well, that's your opinion." And we all know opinions are like lower esophageal sphincters.
And now that I've thought about it, I'm going to say to you, Otessa, "Comin' back atcha!" for giving me a seque into this topic.
The best to you.
FMON: ( I can hear Cheech Marin, in his gutteral Latino accent saying, "AAAYYYE! F-MON!" With all due respect, of course.)
We can relate. We touch others lives and they touch ours.
It's interesting that you've chosen the pathway you have, transitioning from Education to Nursing. A good buddy of mine went from Nursing to Special Education. This man was a GREAT nurse. He's probably a great Educator. In his 40's, he decided to change careers, for various reasons. It would be interesting to hear your story. In 25 words or less, please. And there WILL be a test on this material.
Thanks for your comment.Last edit by Davey Do on Jun 25, '10 : Reason: I gotta get spell check
- Jun 26, '10 by FutureMaleOhioNurseDavay Do: I remind you of the legendary Cheech Marin??? That's funny, but we looking NOTHING alike! I'm actually 6'4", 210lbs, medium built, dark skinned and light haired, and hazle eyes - I'm a "half." But thank you! That's a compliment.
When I read a name, I automatically picture a person. When I read that you're an older individual (late 50's), obviously white, and made a comment about Cheech, I automatically pictured you as Chip Coffey - with all due respect, of course. Youtube him if you don't know who he is; he's a femanine, well dressed, unmarried, psychic in his 50's. I'm dying to know if you resemble him in any away - in actions or appearance. But, please tell me in 1 word, please - simple yes or no.
Sorry, I cannot explain anything in less than 25 words. I'm an educated and open-minded person who loves to discuss real issues without being BITTER. And I'm more glad than ever to be a nurse - to replace some of the older ones that are close to retirement who are not happy to do their jobs. I know of many of those...
- Jun 27, '10 by Davey DoThank you very much for those kind words, josh1974. Keep those cards and letters coming!
It's interesting that you expected negativity from this article, yet read it anyway. It sounds as though you persevered, despite your initial impression. Overcoming adversity is a worthy characteristic in a medical professional. We often have to get beyond superficial symptoms in order to address the true etiology.
Thanks again, and the best to you.
- Jun 29, '10 by P_RNI used to be a long distance operator. I pressed those buttons. I dial my telephone and i still have 2 bakelite dial phones somewhere. I push the elevator button. A paradox within an enigma. Oh and I thumb my cell.
- Jun 29, '10 by RetRN77Very interesting article that's a true blessing as well.
Regarding "bless your heart" where I come from (midwest) I have never heard of any usage of it to redeem oneself from speaking badly of others; it's always offered and accepted as an earnest statement.
Sometimes rendered in a drawl as, "Well, bless your pea-pickin' heart!"
- Jun 30, '10 by Davey DoP RN:
Thank you for that background information. Telephone operators were once revered in story and song. Alas, I do believe those days are gone.
Did you ever see the cartoon about the Robot couple who sought a Therapist's advice? The Therapist concluded, "You push each other's buttons."
Keep on keeping on. I like the cut of your jib.
Thanks for your compliment and feedback.
I think of Tennessee Ernie Williams, the Ol' Pea-Picker, in connection with your colloquialistic adjective. I think he coined that phrase, "pea-pickin'", didn't he? I may be wrong. I was once told by a rather self-asurred individual that he coined the phrase "Delusions of Grandeur". I think he may have been pullin' my pea-pickin' leg! Who knows?
Thanks again.Last edit by Davey Do on Jun 30, '10 : Reason: what?!