"I didn't know you were gay" - page 6

twice this week, I've mentioned to acquaintences of mine that I plan to get into nursing, and the reponse has been a joking "Don't you have to be gay to do that?" sort of response. Does that... Read More

  1. by   danu3
    Quote from CNM2B
    You know, the nurse that took care of my son in the ER was a man and he was wonderful!! It never even occured to me that he might be gay. Anyone know where that stinking myth came from anyways?
    This reminded me of an incident with my mom. She was in the ER and the nurse who put the IV in her was male. Anyway, my mom somehow moved her hand or something and he struke a nerve and she screamed. He looked at me at went "I am sorry, she is cursing me in Chinese, right?" I translated it to my mom and with a still painful expression on her face, she went "Tell him I am blessing him!".

    Anyway after everything is over and we got home, my mom insisted that I bring chocolate to everyone in the ER who helped her. She also insisted I find the nurse whom she blessed a double portion of the chocolate.

    -Dan

    ps. Ever since then, in the emergency kit that I have, I always have chocolate because I don't want to make the extra trip back to the hospital.
  2. by   mitchsmom
    Females have to buy two nursing caps and one cap tote
    I thought one of our schools around here had to be the last one to still be using nursing caps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and on the original topic, my husband works with a lot of guy nurses (flight nurses) so it's pretty normal to me, although I'd say there are only about 5 guys out of 80 in our program at school.
    Last edit by mitchsmom on Aug 8, '04
  3. by   suzy253
    Quote from Farkinott
    I see your point but I DO say it with humour! Aussie humour can be a bit different for our American cousins to understand (I have an american flatmate)so don't take it the wrong way. Most people I say it to have a small reality check and realise that it is a stupid question. Result? We get over it and have a beer together!
    Pax
    Sounds good to me!!! I appreciate your Aussie sense of humor--I'm married to a Brit and a lot of them I would expect to say something like your response as well. Keep up the good work!
  4. by   dave1117
    Oh so happy,
    oh so happy,
    oh so happy and happy and gay...

    my wife and kids are gonna be crushed.

    My biker friends are gonna hate me when I pull up on my harley unshaven next weekend...

    Not sure if my brother firefighters are gonna trust me in the shower anymore...

    To think about all the hearts I've broken...

    And I never knew...

    Chao baby...
  5. by   danu3
    Quote from Ollie Bear
    I usually just explain than any idiot can harm but it takes a truly courageous person to heal....besides there are 40 people in my class only seven of which are guys. "I'm sure you'll have much better luck getting to know 33 intelligent, motivated, caring, attractive, and often times lonley women at your job."


    Ollie
    I would enhance the above to be something like the following "Just think about it, why in the world would a gay male go into nursing? I mean nursing is one of the few professions that has intelligent, motivated, caring, compassionate, attractive females. I would understand a straight guy would go into nursing giving this fact. If a guy is gay, wouldn't he try to go into some other profession that are more male dominate like, I don't know, construction workers (if patient is in the construction business, change the profession to something else) or something?"

    -Dan
  6. by   GMD
    Nope, mitchsmom, our GAY administration requires all females to wear caps. Should I shave my head, or is that going overboard?
  7. by   Altra
    Quote from dave1117
    my wife and kids are gonna be crushed.

    My biker friends are gonna hate me when I pull up on my harley unshaven next weekend...

    Not sure if my brother firefighters are gonna trust me in the shower anymore...

    To think about all the hearts I've broken...

    And I never knew...

    Heh heh heh ... :chuckle :chuckle
  8. by   jaimealmostRN
    All I have to say is that there is nothing sexier than either a man in uniform or in scrubs!!!
  9. by   MissBrn
    [font=Book Antiqua]Actually, there are a lot of men in our class. :hatparty: Thank goodness, because without them I would be completely insane right now! lol. Most are married w/ children and I know they aren't gay. In fact they are so not gay that I forgot some people still think about that stereotype. The combo of catty women and catty gay men =not good social/work enviorment! lol.
  10. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I take turns being charge on my unit w/ a male RN. We have discussed the "male nurse=gay" thing, and he has never been accused pf being gay. It would come as a big shock to his wife and all his kids if he were!

    I have another guy RN friend. He has a good comeback for when pts/acquantances/etc say to him "You're a male nurse?"
    He replies "Well, I'm a nurse, but I don't deliver the mail."
    He gets a kick out the confused looks he gets using that line.

    I enjoy working with male RNs, and glad that men now feel comfortable pursuing nursing as a career.
    Excellent post!

    Not all male nurses are gay!
  11. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from MsProtoe-nix
    [font=Book Antiqua]... The combo of catty women and catty gay men = not good social/work enviorment! lol.
    :chuckle
  12. by   MissBrn
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    All I have to say is that there is nothing sexier than either a man in uniform or in scrubs!!!

    I agree with that 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    All I have to say is that there is nothing sexier than either a man in uniform or in scrubs!!!
    Thanks!



    Me & my wife at my AMEDD Officer Basic Course [RC] graduation on 14 Jan 2005.

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