Fun answers you can use for the dumb questions we get... - page 3

by tenjuna | 8,228 Views | 35 Comments

Q. "Are you gay?" A. "Are you interested?" Q. "Why didn't you go to med school?" A. "I couldn't find enough cans on the side of the road to pay the application fee." Q. "Why did you become a male nurse?" A. "I couldn't... Read More


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    Yes, it really does. Just had a LOL yell at me last night for being a pervert and how dare I do a woman's work.

    Sigh.
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    Tenjuna, you are the winner of THE DUMBEST PATIENT STATEMENT OF THE MONTH AWARD!!!! and a candidate for the annual DUMBEST PATIENT STATEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD!!! Congratulations and best of luck in the annual playoff.

    Your prize for winning the monthly competition is the appreciation, gratitude, and abiding respect of your colleagues, and their thanks for giving all of us a good, hearty laugh. Now we are "perverts?" What a hoot.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Does this really come up with guys here? I've only once had a patient express surprise/disapproval over having a male nurse. And that was actually when I was an aide. I think the public is thoroughly used to the idea of male nurses by now.
    Oh yeah, it comes up. Most patients could not care less what chromasomes their nurse inherited; all they want is for someone to give them good care. However, it does matter to some folks. Personally, I cannot recall receiving any insults for being a guy who practices nursing, just confused looks and the occasional dumb question. However, my inability to remember any insults in this regard may be because I do not like to waste valuable synapses remembering idiotic nonsence. But that's just me.
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    Quote from CountyRat
    Tenjuna, you are the winner of THE DUMBEST PATIENT STATEMENT OF THE MONTH AWARD!!!! and a candidate for the annual DUMBEST PATIENT STATEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD!!! Congratulations and best of luck in the annual playoff.

    Your prize for winning the monthly competition is the appreciation, gratitude, and abiding respect of your colleagues, and their thanks for giving all of us a good, hearty laugh. Now we are "perverts?" What a hoot.
    Yay I have never won an award before lol...

    I am sure the look on my face was priceless. Sure lady, I get my rocks off by cleaning out 80 year old hoo-hahs, it really just turns me on.
    Orca and CountyRat like this.
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    Quote from tenjuna
    Sure lady, I get my rocks off by cleaning out 80 year old hoo-hahs, it really just turns me on.
    Please pass the brain bleach. Quickly.
    newnurseoldman, Humando, Anoetos, and 2 others like this.
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    My husband is an RN, and his go-to response when anyone makes a "male nurse" comment is:

    "I don't discriminate. I'm a nurse for both males and females."

    It usually makes people stop and think -- or at the very least laugh.
    juan.ramirez0426, Anoetos, Orca, and 2 others like this.
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    Yeah. It still happens, in response to Brandon. I used to have female and male
    patients refuse me to do their cares and ADL's as an aide, and when I got my license
    staff sometimes referred to me as an ''Orderly'' which really made me raise my eyebrow
    towards them. I responded ''Well that's strange, my license says 'nurse' on it, I better
    send it back for a nifty 'Orderly' license''.

    I've had instructors tell me that ''men don't usually do well in this profession'' and that
    ''men have no place in nursing''... it was really difficult.

    It's an unfortunate gender bias that still exists in the nursing profession, however it
    isn't very widespread anymore, as more and more people just view it as 'normal' now.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Does this really come up with guys here? I've only once had a patient express surprise/disapproval over having a male nurse.
    Very seldom. We have become a part of the normal environment - although I still occasionally get "Are you the doctor?"
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    Quote from Orca
    Very seldom. We have become a part of the normal environment - although I still occasionally get "Are you the doctor?"
    We shoild start a new thread: what fumny things do you say when people keep calling you "doctor?"
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    Several of my little old nursing home residents refer to me as "that nice doctor who passes pills"


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