What's the dumbest remark you've heard yourself make... - page 4

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   twistedpupchaser
    After my grandfather had his second above knee amputation he was feeling low so in an effort to make him feel better I tried cracking a few jokes. He started to laugh and feel better and we talked like we always had as I was growing up, as I was leaving I suggested that he doesn't chase the nurses around because we had some complaints. Somehow I forgot that he had no legs.... Not a crowd pleaser.

    :smackingf
  2. by   NoviceToExpert
    Quote from KidsRNstill
    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 phones-----I picked up a line that had been on hold for a while and chirped "Thank you for helping--can I hold you???" Needless to say, a good laugh was had by all.... :chuckle

    Or the time I was working in the hospital and had walked in a patient's room. He was asleep; his phone rang and I answered it--it was his family, checking on how he was doing. My reply--"Oh, he's dead to the world..." (Southern for "He's sleeping peacefully"). "WHAT???" "Uh (prying foot out of mouth), I mean, he's fast asleep....".

    Yikes!!! PLEASE make me feel not so all alone by relating some goofy things YOU'VE said....

    KidsRN

    When I was a student completely absorbed in one particular rotation learning all I could about vents while following respiratory around... I ran into another student from my program that had a patient for the day who she explained had a bone marrow aspiration... I asked "How could someone possibly aspirate their bone marrow!?!!!"
  3. by   rotteufel
    Another nurse had asked me to start her IV and as I was doing so, I our OB/GYN walked into the room. I had seen him in the hall earlier and he had told me he was off to a delivery. So, I asked if it was a boy or a girl. It turns out the patient was there for a D&C for her third miscarriage. I felt so badly.
  4. by   LadyLurker
    this isn't something i said, but rather my husband.

    he had had a biopsy done on an area of his back, and wanted to call the MD's office to see if the results were back yet.

    he was all cheery and bright... "hi sarah! it's xxx calling, and are you having a good day?" she replied and they had a brief happy conversation.

    then he said "is my autopsy report back yet?"

    total silence on the other end of the phone. then muffled giggles. followed by hysterical laughter.

    hubby realized by this time what he had said, and was laughing too hard to talk.
    after a minute or two, they both calmed down, and she told him that he was pretty cheerful for a dead guy.

    :spin:

    karen
    ladylurker
  5. by   truern
    Quote from LadyLurker
    this isn't something i said, but rather my husband.

    he had had a biopsy done on an area of his back, and wanted to call the MD's office to see if the results were back yet.

    he was all cheery and bright... "hi sarah! it's xxx calling, and are you having a good day?" she replied and they had a brief happy conversation.

    then he said "is my autopsy report back yet?"

    total silence on the other end of the phone. then muffled giggles. followed by hysterical laughter.

    hubby realized by this time what he had said, and was laughing too hard to talk.
    after a minute or two, they both calmed down, and she told him that he was pretty cheerful for a dead guy.

    :spin:

    karen
    ladylurker
    Karen, my husband had triple bypass surgery back in May and one day he had a visitor that NEITHER of us knew. While he was visiting we each thought surely the other must know him. When he left we were trying to figure out who he was and my husband commented, "Well, he must have seen my name in the newspaper." At my quizzical look he said, "You know, in the obituary! Oh, that right..I'm not dead!" We both laughed so hard his cardiac monitor was alarming and the nurse told us to stop all the giggling

  6. by   vertigo1022
    Quote from StudyingRN
    Can't think of anything I've said right now but how many of you knock on every door before you open it.....even the galley, the utility room, the supply closet etc!!! I always feel so stupid when I knock on the door of the break room before opening it to a room full of lunching staff all laughing at me!!!! DUH! :smackingf

    HIPPA would be so proud of me I give EVERYONE and EVERYTHING full privacy!
    During nursing school, I was known not only for knocking on breakroom doors (just did tonight too, ugh), medroom doors, or any other door I could find but I would from time to time find myself knocking on the door when I was leaving a patients room. That was how you could tell I had a really long day.
  7. by   mosin46
    in our pre procedure questions is the usual about dentures,hearing aids,glasses etc. most people come for endoscopy pretty up tight and making them laugh seems to help bring them down. after asking one lady, well covered in sheet and blanket, if she had any dentures,glasses,hearing aids or wooden legs she replied no none of that and my left leg is plastic not wood. how do back out of that one? my questioning after that has been rather less glib.
  8. by   LadyLurker
    Quote from truern
    "You know, in the obituary! Oh, that right..I'm not dead!" We both laughed so hard his cardiac monitor was alarming and the nurse told us to stop all the giggling

    LOL!!!

    I didn't cook supper that night... I informed him that I don't cook for anyone who has an autopsy report with their name on it.

    Karen
  9. by   RN BSN 2009
    how about this one?

    me, on thursday

    asking a post hip replacement

    I see his pca and say "Is that your epidural?" lol

    DUH!
  10. by   Duckyaryj
    The only type of job I have had before working in a hospital was as a cashier. One day I walked into a pts room and asked "Did you find everything OK?" He just looked at me and asked if I ever worked at Wal-mart. (which I had for a few years)
  11. by   sharona97
    Working in a clinic, I went to call the patient's name and instead yelled out the pizza place who sent him in (w/c).
  12. by   NursKris82
    Quote from StudyingRN
    Can't think of anything I've said right now but how many of you knock on every door before you open it.....even the galley, the utility room, the supply closet etc!!! I always feel so stupid when I knock on the door of the break room before opening it to a room full of lunching staff all laughing at me!!!! DUH! :smackingf

    HIPPA would be so proud of me I give EVERYONE and EVERYTHING full privacy!
    I do the same thing!! I even do it at home. I have even been known to knock coming out of a room. It's a good habit to have, but a hard one to turn off.
  13. by   sanctuary
    Quote from sharona97
    Working in a clinic, I went to call the patient's name and instead yelled out the pizza place who sent him in (w/c).

    Hey, Domino's

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