Daft things you've done after night shift - page 2

OK, I have scrapped the bucket now. I had 4 nights shifts, day off (sleep day, but counted as day off) then 2 late shifts. Today, on my day off I took my daughter to McDonalds. After eating I... Read More

  1. by   healinghearts84
    i feel asleep at a red light and then had cars honking when it was green!!! i was also assaulted on the el (the transit system in chicago, IL) by a drunk man who thought my name was regina! but that story is for later
  2. by   rgroyer1RNBSN
    After Night shift I have-
    1.-Drove the wrong way on one way street.

    2.-Put the laundry in the trash instead of the washer.

    3.-Had no recolection of how I got home.

    and the stupidist-
    4.- Went grocery shopping and put the eggs in the freezer instead of the fridge.
  3. by   english_nurse
    pmsl
    im glad eveyone else is as bats as i am after work
  4. by   VIXEN007
    I was polishing furniture and wondering why it wasn't shining. I realized I was using air freshener instead of polish.
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]i've fallen asleep at a stoplight, my foot slid off the clutch and my car lurched into the middle of the intersection. i woke up to horns honking . . . .

    fell asleep on the streetcar -- woke up after it turned into the subway and then the train . . . in the next state!

    hung up on my father because i thought he was an obscene caller. (i asked him who was calling, and he answered -- expecting me to recognize his voice, i'm sure -- "i used to change your diapers.")

    had a long conversation with someone wanting to sell me something and totally forgot about it until they called back when i was awake.

    drove 24 hours straight to get to our vacation spot in florida while my husband snored beside me in the passanger seat. got to georgia and couldn't see straight anymore. let hubby drive (this was the stupid part -- letting him drive since he was a lousy driver and couldn't read a map). told him just stay on the interstate and we'll be there in 2 hours. woke up four hours later on a dirt road in alabama. "i never turned," he claimed. uh -- evidently the road did! i should have checked into a hotel rather than let him drive!
  6. by   vickynurse
    Often lock the keys in the car. Need to hang a spare around my neck !
  7. by   DutchgirlRN
    Fell asleep using the toilet and didn't wake up until the kids got home from school.
  8. by   suehp
    Ihave done a lot of silly things like you have after a night shift but I did something really sill towards the end of my night shift the other day....I helped a colleague of mine remove a suture from someone's back and after went to wash my hands and I stood there for a moment lathering the soap up until I realised I still had my gloves on!!!!! (it was my first night and I had been up almost 24 hours!!!)
  9. by   prmenrs
    Quote from rgroyer1RNBSN
    After Night shift I have-
    1.-Drove the wrong way on one way street.

    2.-Put the laundry in the trash instead of the washer.

    3.-Had no recolection of how I got home.

    and the stupidist-
    4.- Went grocery shopping and put the eggs in the freezer instead of the fridge.

    At least you didn't put the trash in the laundry!!
  10. by   prmenrs
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    Fell asleep using the toilet and didn't wake up until the kids got home from school.

    Now THAT'S funny!!
  11. by   prmenrs
    the thing that scares me sooo much about this whole topic is that we are dangerous when driving home after a night shift!!

    have know 2 nurses who've crashed their cars driving home. both cars totaled. one was hurt, the other one hit those trash bin things full of water, so was ok, but older car--

    be careful!!!
  12. by   english_nurse
    Quote from XB9S
    I signed for my house after a night shift, no sleep because it was an international day 2 pints of Brains best bitter. The soliciter thought I was nuts I could have been signing for anything
    i was thinking more along the lines of employment...........
  13. by   nightmare
    Never go shopping after night shift! Will power absolutely nil! "Oh look that's pretty let's buy that"!
    Fall asleep reading e-mail's quite often.
    Put Nursing Home key code into ATM instead of PIN number and nearly lost card!

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