nursing majors shouldn't be eating donuts?

  1. I'm really hurt and embarrassed.

    I was in a study group with my math professor and I got really hungry. I didn't want to leave to go all the way to the dining hall to get something "healthy" to eat 'cause I was afraid I'd miss something in my group, so I went to the vending machine just outside the room and got a donut. When I came back in the room (I had already had a bite of the donut) my professor looked up and said, "that's nice, a nursing major eating a donut." I almost died. Everyone looked at me and said nothing I was really embarassed 'cause I am a little overweight and I realize that wasn't a healthy choice, but it really made me feel bad.

    just needed to vent
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  2. 53 Comments

  3. by   Babarnurse
    :angryfire What an A%@!!! That makes me mad! There is no reason to say something like that, let alone in front of a group of people. I'm sorry you had to be subjected to someone like that. Don't let it get you down!
    Babarnurse
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "that's nice, a nursing major eating a donut."

    I would have said "That's nice, an instructor taking it upon themselve to attempt to embarrass a student with their sarcastic unwarranted remark."

    Obviously a donut isn't the healthiest choice in the world (they didn't need to point this out), but your food choice (you were hungry, but that's not their business) should never be used as an example, nor should it be used as an opportunity to draw attention to someone like that.

    That was very immature of the instructor.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 12, '05
  5. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    "that's nice, a nursing major eating a donut."

    I would have said "That's nice, an instructor taking it upon themselve to attempt to embarrass a student with their sarcastic unwarranted remark."

    Obviously a donut isn't the healthiest choice in the world (they didn't need to point this out), but your food choice (you were hungry, but that's not their business) should never be used as an example, nor should it be used as an opportunity to draw attention to someone like that.

    That was very immature of the instructor.
    Lol @ Marie. You seem like someone I'd like in person. That was very rude for the professor to say. Why do people assume that people in certain professions are supposed to be perfect role models. If that were true then all marriage counselors would have perfect marriages, all teachers would have straight A students, housekeepers would have spotless homes( I know a woman who is and although her home isn't nasty, it isn't spotless either). Anyway, you get my drift, people are only human and if it weren't for the fact that this guy has to give you a grade, I would tell him next time I saw him to kiss you were the sun don't shine.

    BTW- he'd better be glad I was not there, I would have had to say something on your behalf.
  6. by   HeartsOpenWide
    How rude. Tell him to come over to my house and see how I eat. Then he will leave you alone
  7. by   Daytonite
    I would have just asked him if he wanted a bite. We have a running joke about donuts and M&Ms where I work (and not everybody is svelt and thin either!) This guy needs to see what nurses really eat on their units. We wait for Christmas and all the candy, etc.!
  8. by   honeyb111
    He should come to my school when 120 nursing students take lunch break at the same time! Between the vending machines and the not so healthy stuff the cafeteria serves he'd have a heart attack!!!!!! :chuckle
  9. by   candykane
    This sounds like one of my nursing instructors, except she is female. During clinicals she sat behind the desk eating peanut M&M's and when we went to the dinning area for lunch a couple of students were at the hamburger and fry section and the instuctor walked by and said " fried, fried, fried". I wanted to say to her "you already had your protein from those peanut M&M's." How dare her.
  10. by   Princess74
    Hummm..I probably shouldn't be eating Nachos either lol. What an A$$, I can not believe he said that.
  11. by   canoehead
    I suppose he is perfect.

    You were just practicing for the real world when you'll have to grab a bite on the run, and put up with whatever you can get quickly. If he feels that strongly about it he could ask them to carry healthier snacks.
  12. by   Curious1alwys


    LOL. My nursing instructor brings donuts to class almost everyday!!

    I agree, what a butthead to say that to you!!
  13. by   caroladybelle
    If they do not want us to eat them, perhaps they should not stock them in the vending machine right outside of Nursing Classes.
  14. by   christvs
    Well I guess your prof would think I'm a bad nurse since I ate a donut for breakfast this morning! No one has any right telling you what you should or shouldn't eat, unless it is a dietician & you specifically asked for his/her advice. Tell your prof to mind his own business!

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