Pet Peeve - page 5

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   Ruby Vee
    Quote from djc1981
    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!
    we have a unit secretary named tar-jhay.
  2. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from TazziRN
    Actually, for certain areas it's sonimeters. Not sure of the spelling or why, since it's the same measurement, but it is.
    No, actually it is the same word. Some people pronounce it "sontimeter" while some people pronounce it as "sentimeter". Sont is the french pronunciation of cent, while sent is the english pronunciation.

    The only other word that is close is sonometer, which is a device for demonstrating the relationship between the frequency of the sound produced by a plucked string, and the tension, length and mass per unit length of the string.
    Last edit by RN4NICU on Jun 20, '08
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    love the guys who have to get their "prostrate" checked.
  4. by   Atheos
    Improper use of the word 'anymore.'

    Proper - I don't skate anymore.

    Improper - Anymore I don't skate.

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If someone can not master a language after 12 years of school and a lifetime of speaking it then how well do they practice nursing??

    My other pet peeve is when people pick at spelling on a website. The ability to spell and type are two separate skills. Especially typing in the dark.
  5. by   fUsi0n86
    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    Or you come in soaking wet, "Is it raining outside?"
    :chuckle
  6. by   gingergirl123
    My favorite is when ppl just assume because you have an Rn after your name you know everything! I know it is part of our job the community part of it, but at the same time they are asking us to do what an MD does.....diagnose! and that is not in our scope. I know the general public doesnt know this but its frustrating when i tell them they have to talk to there doc and then they just keep askin ?'s and ?'s and ?'s! HELLO!!! didnt i just say to talk to ur doc?!?! :chuckle
  7. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from Perpetual Student
    I want to get me an RN, too. ...: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.

    I have an RN license, but also once got myself an RN.

    I still think of her fondly. :heartbeat
  8. by   Atheos
    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    I have an RN license, but also once got myself an RN.

    I still think of her fondly. :heartbeat
    I've been trying to get my RN too but they are all married!
  9. by   pagandeva2000
    I have a similar pet peeve; people asking "WHEN are you going to become an RN" or better yet when RNs say to me "Why don't you want to be a NURSE" when I am a licensed practical NURSE, already.

    I have all of the admiration in the world for the RNs that are good at what they do. But, registered nursing is not for everyone, and while I may not be an RN, I am a nurse. I care about what I do, I take positive outcomes very seriously under my scope of practice. I contribute to the care of the patients and try to be a good team member. Okay, off of my soap box...
  10. by   Bortaz, RN
    My wife is a long time RN, and gets a lot of calls from family/friends, such as "Hi. I cut my finger/toe/head, do you think it's infected? Should I go to the doctor?"

    Her pat answer: "I don't know. Hold it up to the phone so I can see it."

    Quote from gingergirl123
    My favorite is when ppl just assume because you have an Rn after your name you know everything! I know it is part of our job the community part of it, but at the same time they are asking us to do what an MD does.....diagnose! and that is not in our scope. I know the general public doesnt know this but its frustrating when i tell them they have to talk to there doc and then they just keep askin ?'s and ?'s and ?'s! HELLO!!! didnt i just say to talk to ur doc?!?! :chuckle
  11. by   JustMe
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I have a similar pet peeve; people asking "WHEN are you going to become an RN" or better yet when RNs say to me "Why don't you want to be a NURSE" when I am a licensed practical NURSE, already.

    I have all of the admiration in the world for the RNs that are good at what they do. But, registered nursing is not for everyone, and while I may not be an RN, I am a nurse. I care about what I do, I take positive outcomes very seriously under my scope of practice. I contribute to the care of the patients and try to be a good team member. Okay, off of my soap box...
    A good LVN (or LPN) is worth their weight in gold! Speaking as an RN who worked with some good ones--I salute you!
  12. by   4x4country
    :angryfire:angryfire:angryfire people who chew gum with their mouth open, smacking their lips and talking overly loud, or just smacking away during a quite room. Hello, your smacking your freaking gum! I always want to run over and snatch up their cheeks and yell, "Spit out your d@mn gum, NOW":angryfire:angryfire:angryfire

    sonitments, centimeters, LOL.

    Yea the bathroom drives me nuts and makes me laugh. I wish I could pee outside, and not get in trouble.
  13. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from gingergirl123
    my favorite is when ppl just assume because you have an rn after your name you know everything! i know it is part of our job the community part of it, but at the same time they are asking us to do what an md does.....diagnose! and that is not in our scope. i know the general public doesnt know this but its frustrating when i tell them they have to talk to there doc and then they just keep askin ?'s and ?'s and ?'s! hello!!! didnt i just say to talk to ur doc?!?! :chuckle
    i have encountered strange situations like that as well. on tuesday morning i went to mcdonalds and one of the girls at the counter remembered me (i still don't remember her)..."hey, you're the nurse that gave me my shots!!" and another girl from behind the counter shoved her left arm before me asking "do you know about this?" (i can tell it was a ppd implanted incorrectly, and it was also blaring positive and she was coughing heavily). she proceeds to tell me that she has to leave early so that she can get it interpeted, but wanted a 'heads up' on what it was. i told her that, i cannot interpet it for her because i did not put in in, did not see an order for it to be placed in, that it was to be measured. she then asked me if she gave me a ruler, could i do it, and again, i said "no". she comes from behind the counter and persists. i said to her that in all reality, i can't say what was implanted (although i knew-but she couldn't articulate what was implanted or why), why, or measure anything without an order, and it would not be fair or ethical to do so. meanwhile, she is coughing so hard her face is literally turning red.

    suddenly, i decided that maybe i just shouldn't eat breakfast here, because people started looking and it seemed that a few others had medical questions. this is what i get for having to wear a uniform to work since i have no locker.

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