I went into the projects the other day to see an elderly woman. Lots of peripheral drug activity in the neighborhood. Got into her apt, and two younger woman were kind of "flopped " down on the couches, and I must say they did look drunk. As I took the pt's BP, one of them asked me to check her pressure. I said sure as soon as I am done here.
So, when I was done, I went over, and as I was wrapping the cuff on her arm, wondering why a young woman like herself was worried about her pressure, I asked, "Are you high?"
Her eyes bugged out of her head and she said, "Excuse me?!" I thought for a minute, then realized what I did, "I mean your pressure! Does your pressure run high!!" Then we all had a good laugh! They must have thought I was nuts!