What's the dumbest remark you've heard yourself make... - page 3

OK, I'll go first---- It was a busy day in our pediatric office (what day isn't??) and I was running ragged, rooming patients, helping other staff, etc. and in between crises helping answer the... Read More

  1. by   ZASHAGALKA
    ummmm,

    "Gee, it's quiet. . ."

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  2. by   santhony44
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    ummmm,

    "Gee, it's quiet. . ."
    :trout:


    Bet you only did that once!!



    I was doing a rather extensive history and physical on a gentleman who was participating in a study of people who had worked in a particular industry.

    There was a question about surgeries, so we talked in some detail about his cataract surgery.

    I proceed down my list of questions. Not thirty seconds later, I asked "When was the last time you had your eyes examined?"

    He looked at me strange and I said "Oops, we just talked about that, didn't we!"
  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Yeah, we learnt real quick not to use the q word. And we jump all over anybody else who does.

    I posted this in another thread but it's worth repeating....I answered the phone one night "XYZ unit, this is Tina." But Tina isn't MY name, it's the name of the nurse who was in there with me." Nice.
  4. by   teeituptom
    I dont think I will go golfing today,



    Thats the stupidest Thing I ever said
  5. by   Cali2Atl
    I actually said "orgasm" instead of organism...I wanted to die.
  6. by   teeituptom
    I never make dumb remarks, others just are not smart enough to understand what I have to say.
  7. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    I was talking to a hospital aide about Chantix the other day, I can't remember how but we had related that conversation to our previous one about my goal of attending medical school in a few years. Co-worker asked me a question I didn't know the answer to, and I responded "I don't know, I'm not in medicine!" . He was ROTFL at that one, and I was reminded that most people don't see nursing as a separate entity...
  8. by   Mrs. M.
    Several years ago I worked at a hospital in a rough area of town. We often had drug deals going on in the parking lot, sometimes the "customers" were our patients. Our security officer was a petite woman who was well endowed. One day she saw something going down and was able to get the police there in time to make the arrest. When I saw her later on the unit I said "so I hear you had a big bust today!" You really can't recover from a statement like that.
  9. by   ping2k3
    Quote from Arwen_U
    Yeah, we learnt real quick not to use the q word. And we jump all over anybody else who does.

    I posted this in another thread but it's worth repeating....I answered the phone one night "XYZ unit, this is Tina." But Tina isn't MY name, it's the name of the nurse who was in there with me." Nice.


    I've totally done that while working for an airline!!! :spin:
  10. by   sharann
    Recvering a patient waking from surgery "Bill, WAKE up Bill. Bill!! Open your eyes for me!!"
    Finally the poor guy looks up at me and asks"Are you talking to me? My names John."
    Duh.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from sharann
    Recvering a patient waking from surgery "Bill, WAKE up Bill. Bill!! Open your eyes for me!!"
    Finally the poor guy looks up at me and asks"Are you talking to me? My names John."
    Duh.
    LOL!!!!!! If i'd have done that it would have been hard NOT to chart "Pt. is better oriented than i am." lol.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    One of our MDAs instead of saying he's GOT the gas to do a quick EUA case said "I have gas." Needless to say we all took that statement and ran with it. Two days later that MDA received a bottle of Beano with a little red bow on top of it.
  13. by   sharann
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    One of our MDAs instead of saying he's GOT the gas to do a quick EUA case said "I have gas." Needless to say we all took that statement and ran with it. Two days later that MDA received a bottle of Beano with a little red bow on top of it.
    Well Marie, there is a good reason we call them
    Gas Passers!

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