What's the dumbest remark you've heard yourself make... - page 5

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   sharona97
    Quote from sanctuary
    Hey, Domino's
    Yep that was me laughing the whole way back to the room, thank God the pt was pretty cool about it!
    Last edit by sharona97 on Oct 29, '07 : Reason: spelling
  2. by   Alois Wolf
    Well... this is kinda bad.
    I work at a facility which deals exclusively with individuals with mental disabilities...
    I remember when I had just started, I was trying to change an attends and I couldn't find the switch for the light. I remember saying, "What am I, retarded?" ...
    My supervisor and nursing staff where standing right there. They looked at me like I had just kicked puppies...:trout: and that's what I ended up feeling like... a kicked puppy. Needless to say, I have erased that word from my vocabulary... with the exception of this story...:uhoh21:
  3. by   dayflower
    A doctor with an oriental accent came up to the nursing desk and asked for something. I wasn't sure what ,I thought he wanted a patients chart. So I repeated what I thought he said "Robert Bean?" He says no and makes circular motion around a stack of papers he was holding. Then repeats again his request. I finally figured out hewanted a rubber band NOT Robert Bean. We all laughed together!!!!
  4. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from dayflower
    A doctor with an oriental accent...
    *ahem* Oriental is a type of rug... Asian, my dear... Asian.
  5. by   kiszi
    Often, instead of knocking on a pt's door, I'll just say "knock knock" through the partially open door. Unfortunately, I act quicker than I think sometimes. I've caught myself saying "knock, knock" when I'm still 10 feet from the door. :trout: Gotten some rather strange looks with that one.
  6. by   RN.38SPCL
    I Was Assessing A Coworker Who Was Having Stroke Type Symptoms. His Bp Was Sky High, He C/o The Worst Headache He Ever Had And Said He Was Having Trouble Remembering. So.... " What Is It That You Can't Remember?" Yeha!!
  7. by   tencat
    I work hospice, and in staff meeting we all sign sympathy cards for the families of deceased patients. I think it was one of my first staff meetings. Anyway, after signing something like the 6th card that day, I turned to a coworker and said very seriously "Man....why are they all dying?" She looked at me and said "Um......it's hospice....." then she said "Here's your sign!" :trout: We all did have a good, morbid laugh over that one.
  8. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from RN.38SPCL
    I Was Assessing A Coworker Who Was Having Stroke Type Symptoms. His Bp Was Sky High, He C/o The Worst Headache He Ever Had And Said He Was Having Trouble Remembering. So.... " What Is It That You Can't Remember?" Yeha!!
    *blinks* That's like when I lose something and someone asks me, "Well... where was the last place you left it?"... if I knew where the last place I had it was, it wouldn't be lost... now would it?:angryfire

    Quote from tencat
    I work hospice, and in staff meeting we all sign sympathy cards for the families of deceased patients. I think it was one of my first staff meetings. Anyway, after signing something like the 6th card that day, I turned to a coworker and said very seriously "Man....why are they all dying?" She looked at me and said "Um......it's hospice....." then she said "Here's your sign!" :trout: We all did have a good, morbid laugh over that one.
    Oh wow.... lol. I have a morbid sense of humor anyway but that's pretty funny.
  9. by   NewRN2008
    I had a wonderful great day full of surprises, coming home and finding this thread make my night!!!!!

    Thanks everyone!!

    -H-
  10. by   Alois Wolf
    Well these is pretty dumb IMO. When I'm not at work and people call me, I'm always answering it like I'm at work, "Patrick, PRS how can I help you?"
    (PRS=professional residential services)

    My one friend calls me Mr. PRS now because I do it so often.
  11. by   callmekipling
    Quote from fgoff
    Oh, your baby looks just like a mon-chee-chee (sp) (a small teddy dear toy I had as a child) to a new mother.

    I did think the kid was cute, She thought I'd said the kid looked like a monkey!
    I worked LTC and one of my clients was an adorable little cuban lady. Well she thought I was the bee's knees, and used to smother me in compliments. One she was fond of was "oye, que mono" - it means oh how cute, but literally translated it means oh, what a monkey.

    Fast forward eight months, I'm stumbling through a rusty conversation with a lady from Madrid (been a while since high school spanish) and she shows me a picture of her grand daughter. Turns out calling someone a monkey is only a compliment in cuba!:spin:
  12. by   CSHRN
    I was working with a Spanish speaking patient before I got our translation services set up and he says, "I don't understand english" and continues speaking to me in spanish. O told him, "Senor, I don't understand english" I realized what I said as soon as I said it, but so did the other english speaking patients in the four beded room.
  13. by   Babs0512
    One of my male co-workers came in on his day off. I saw someone walk in through the ambulance entrance, I did a double take. I knew I knew him, but it wouldn't register. Finally, as he approached I said, "Hi Jerry, I didn't recognize you with your clothes on."

    I didn't even realize what I said until HE started to blush and people where laughing.

    OOPS!! Open mouth, insert foot!

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