What's the most inappropriate thing you've done that you instantly regretted? - page 2

I was once in the ICU in a very jovial mood, and the organ donation guy, who was a nice, funny person and who I got on with well, came into the unit. The minute I saw him I grabbed the bell that we... Read More

  1. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from Neats
    My number 1 thing I did was go to the wrong funeral and speak (in general terms) about the person. How many uncommon names are in a small town (population 50,000) and how many are buried the same day....2, heck I had a 50/50 shot. I still get obits sent to me in the mail saying ...this one looks good do you want to go? Fortunately both family were amused and said it could not have been better planned as they knew each other.
    That's AMAZING. You will never ever hear the end of this one, I am certain.
  2. by   KatieMI
    Today I told one old, sweet, very demented and very talkative lady to please leave me alone right NOW.

    Poor dear almost cried because she felt "rejected" and I was feeling very guilty. I had to concentrate and finish up my notes and orders and she was not even "mine", so I truly had no idea about her, not even her name. Still feeling like I shooed away a toddler who just wanted some attention and someone to play with.
  3. by   cleback
    A 90 year old, semi-confused woman was yelling out there were two men in her bed...
    "Are you sure you weren't dreaming?" I asked.
    "Absolutely not! They-"
    "Oh yeah, that's MY dream.."
    "What did you just say??"

    For some reason, I repeated myself. Fortunately she laughed.
  4. by   OyWithThePoodles
    These are great! I'm sure I will think of a work related one but here's a not work related one:

    I was 14, my first day on a new bus (routes were changed because of too many kids on one):

    Another kid: Hey, Poodles, ask Mitchell how his dad rides a bike.

    Me: Mitchell, how does your dad ride a bike?

    Mitchell: *Stone-faced* My dad doesn't have any legs.

    Me: Umm... Um... And then I just burst into tears because I felt awful.

    Mitchell's dad does have legs. It was an initiation joke they played on all their "newbies".
  5. by   HalfBoiled
    Assuming that was my patient's daughter.
  6. by   BlinkyPinky
    At least you did not gather ' round a dying patients ' bedside and sing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, followed by whistling
  7. by   hppygr8ful
    Really Bad one! I was starting a very difficult IV on a patient with malignant acites who literally looked like death warmed over. She was very afraid and we were making conversation while I worked to find a vein. Several family members were present and we got into an animated discussion about favorite TV shows. I mentioned that I was a big fan of "The Walking Dead." A quiet fell over the room but the lady just smiled as said "I'm going to audition for that one. Do you think I have the make-up right?"

  8. by   SeasonedTech
    Awwww that lady had the best come back for the walking dead comment!