What struck you as funny?

  1. After reading some of the most serious discussions on here I thought I would share something that happened to me at work today.
    Im a Surgical Rn , and I was circulating a case today
    it was a case for repair of an anal fistula
    well in the case cart were the usual things and one item that wasnt needed for this case at all but was sent up
    A sterile screwdriver.....
    I guess when I went for the patient the Dr had entered the room and He being the good guy that he is was actually helping out , and he came across this item. I didnt know that, I was getting the patient.
    The procedure began and I had already forgotten about the screw driver and was doing the charting and such because these cases go fast , and I was typing away on the computer and the Dr in the sternest voice , Asked where his screw driver was,
    Out of instinct I jumped up and Grabbed it and was just about to unwrap its sterile casing and he busted out laughing.
    He said and I quote " Zoe, Ya think the guy needs a tightin?"
    It was a good time for humor ,
    what I want to know is what type of humor do you have on your job that makes you stay ?Because the wharped humor is my favorite.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   shygirl
    This patient was throwing up today and I ran in the room and the CNA was holding a towel under his chin. I asked "Where is the emesis basin?" and she replied, "Under his nuts." I said "What?" and she realized how this sounded and said 'Under his peanuts." He had peanuts in his bottom drawer!.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by itsjustmezoe
    after reading some of the most serious discussions on here i thought i would share something that happened to me at work today.
    im a surgical rn , and i was circulating a case today
    it was a case for repair of an anal fistula
    well in the case cart were the usual things and one item that wasnt needed for this case at all but was sent up
    a sterile screwdriver.....
    i guess when i went for the patient the dr had entered the room and he being the good guy that he is was actually helping out , and he came across this item. i didnt know that, i was getting the patient.
    the procedure began and i had already forgotten about the screw driver and was doing the charting and such because these cases go fast , and i was typing away on the computer and the dr in the sternest voice , asked where his screw driver was,
    out of instinct i jumped up and grabbed it and was just about to unwrap its sterile casing and he busted out laughing.
    he said and i quote " zoe, ya think the guy needs a tightin?"
    it was a good time for humor ,
    what i want to know is what type of humor do you have on your job that makes you stay ?because the wharped humor is my favorite.
    thanks for the !
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by shygirl
    This patient was throwing up today and I ran in the room and the CNA was holding a towel under his chin. I asked "Where is the emesis basin?" and she replied, "Under his nuts." I said "What?" and she realized how this sounded and said 'Under his peanuts." He had peanuts in his bottom drawer!.
    :chuckle
  6. by   DelGR
    I had a patient with Atrial Fib/Flutter and some other strange happenings showing on the monitor. His rhythm and general body movement kept setting off the alarms. I would go into the room to assess him, reassure him and fix any loose leads. About the 5th or 6th time it happened he says "just hit it on the side (meaning the monitor casing)." I looked perplexed, he laughed and said "You know, like we use to hit the old TVs when they acted up." We both laughed. I said I wished sometimes it worked like that.
  7. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Good one ZOE




    doo wah his ditty huh
  8. by   NurseDennie
    I have a warped sense of humor, I know. Even amongst nurses. Remember, I'm the one who enjoys watching the bride catch on fire.

    One place where Iworked on the 7th floor was a very highstress environment. We were talking about if we committed suicide, then our insurance wouldn't pay our families, but if there was a fire, then our families would get $$$

    We decided that, if things got completely unbearable, we'd go a head and jump. But leave a note that says:

    "we thought there was a fire."

    I still giggle when I think of that.

    Love

    Dennie
  9. by   Gomer
    Funny....

    ....the day Mrs. Dr. Smith (not real name) walked up to the nurses' station and served her husband, Dr. Smith (who was charting at the time) with divorce papers.

    Seems Dr. and Mrs. had an understanding that as long as he kept his "activities" on the quiet side, she would stay as Mrs. Smith. The straw that broke the camel's back was the good Dr. being serviced by the UC in the cast room (head of ortho walked in on them).

    Many of us had a good chuckle that day.
  10. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Well I guess being casted would keep it stiff now huh lol
    I fell off my chair laughing at this one and the one about the emisis basin and the nuts lol
  11. by   Dayray
    Owch!.....hey where did I put that emisis basin?
  12. by   inSANE
    I worked with a resident the other day and he had such a warped sense of humor....he actually fit in with the rest of our crew. He asked if I would set him up a suture tray, so I did, but set out the smallest sterile gloves I could find (5 1/2). He poked his head out of the room yelling "Juanita, I need a 8 sz sterile gloves, my U-KNOW-WHAT is huge". So on went the evening with these crude jokes, until we had a pelvic exam. I set her up in the stirrups and I guess I didn't widen them enough. So he (innocently for once) exclaimed "I can't fit, I'm too big" I was in tears at the far end of the patient's bed so that they couldn't see me dying laughing, tears running down my face.
  13. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    OMG THE PELVIC EXAMS:
    In the small town that I worked in as I was attending RN school I was the only female nurse that worked night shift , as a LPN and female thats bad news, I got called in once to assist a patient and to cover the Male Dr doing the exam. So I put the patient in the Pelvic room and told her that I needed her to undress and to put the gown on and to call me when she was ready for me to come in. Well she called me , so I postioned her for the dr , and called the dr, and went and grabbed 2 choc cookies(agar) and put them in my bra to warm up( strange yes but it works), went back into the room and we started with the usual talking then to the exam. Low and behold the poor woman had apparently wiped herself with a tissue from her purse , on her labia was a strip of green stamps!!!!!!, The Dr looked at me , I looked at him we tried so desperately not to die laughing , as I was laughing inside and wiggling so much one of the cookies fell out, which made things worse. I had tears running down my face and was so trying not to let a peep out when the patient sat up , and the small gooseneck lamp bulb popped at the same time, The patient became hysterical saying we were taking pictures......
    I swear it took all I could take not to die , the Dr explained that we were not taking pictures that the bulb had popped, and we contiued along , finishing the case. After the Dr left I contiued with the patient getting her dressed and such and I walked out of the room where the Dr was on the floor laughing. Oh the days of pelvic pains.....

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