Pet Peeve - page 4

Please bear with me, but I really need to say this! My pet peeve is when people say to me, "Oh, you got your RN degree." Or "So and so is going for their RN." Hello, people! When you go to... Read More

  1. by   karenp2358
    Ohhh, the "stats" thing drives me crazy too!
  2. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from kmblue39
    Information being disseminated in the staff bathrooms! That is consistently my #1 pet peeve. Can't there be just ONE place on the floor where we are not innundated with all the 'need to know info.'? "Is there anything else I can get you; I have the time"? The other night the new DVT core measure laminated, spiral bound information booklet was sitting on the toilet paper dispenser next to the toilet in the staff bathroom in the breakroom. I still haven't been able to figure out if someone was using it for reading material on day shift or it was put there on purpose so we would be sure to see it (see=read). I hope we don't have a pop quiz on it.
    Maybe they are trying to prevent people from getting DVT's from stting on the toilet for so long.....
  3. by   ensru011
    Oh wow, I never knew people had a pet peeve about saying "I'm going to school to get my RN." I say that because I am going to school to eventually GET MY RN!

    Uh...sorry?!
  4. by   Perpetual Student
    Quote from nurstudent88
    Oh wow, I never knew people had a pet peeve about saying "I'm going to school to get my RN." I say that because I am going to school to eventually GET MY RN!

    Uh...sorry?!
    I want to get me an RN, too. It would likely be used to poor working conditions, verbal abuse, and endless insanity but it would still manage to get a lot done. Everyone could use an RN around the house.:chuckle

    I agree with the folks that cite the above pet peeve. You're trying to get an RN LICENSE, not an actual RN. It irks me just as much when it's a degree or something else. It's not yours until you earn it.
  5. by   elizabells
    Orientate.

    Dilatate/dilatation.

    Not. Words. I will never let you defeat me, semantic drift!!! Just because the dictionary people threw up their hands and made them okay doesn't mean they're right! ::shakes tiny fist at the sky::
  6. by   FA to CRNA2b
    Quote from LilPeanut
    "Sonimeters" It's centimeters.

    That's my pet peeve.

    It's like pronouncing Target like "tar-jhay".
    +1

    I speak French. I lived in France for five years and have NEVER heard of 'sonimeters'. It's ghetto, period.
  7. by   BookwormRN
    Quote from nurstudent88
    Oh wow, I never knew people had a pet peeve about saying "I'm going to school to get my RN." I say that because I am going to school to eventually GET MY RN!

    Uh...sorry?!
    My whole point when starting this thread was that you are going to school to earn a DEGREE (ie: ADN, ASN, BSN, etc).

    When you finish school, you then take boards, pass, are licensed by the state and BECOME a Registered Nurse.
  8. by   shelly304
    A nurse I work with always tells pts, "Don't forget to schedule your Mammbogram!" Yep, those mammbo's need looked at every year!
  9. by   BlueEyedRN
    My pet peeve is all these huge stupidly spelled medical words that can be pronounced a million ways because I always pronounce them wrong. My mouth and brain are missing a connection somewhere and I can never say anything right.
  10. by   JustMe
    Maybe they are trying to prevent people from getting DVT's from stting on the toilet for so long.....

    :yeahthat: :lol_hitti
  11. by   Medic2RN
    Quote from ERRNTraveler
    Maybe they are trying to prevent people from getting DVT's from stting on the toilet for so long.....
    I think they're trying to say, "What are you doing in here, just sitting down! Prioritize and multitask - if you're going to pee, then you must also do something work related! Get off that toilet and go back to work! We're not paying you to sit and take breaks!"
  12. by   djc1981
    Quote from lilpeanut
    "sonimeters" it's centimeters.

    that's my pet peeve.

    it's like pronouncing target like "tar-jhay".
    ha! you'd hate me then! i always say "i'm going to tar-jhay!". it makes me feel a little fancy, ok? give me a break!
  13. by   BlueRidgeHomeRN
    use of the non-word "irregardless"....it's regardless!
    (that and posts written without capitalization --unless we really have e.e.cummings as a member!)

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