What is the silliest complaint someone has ever made aboutyou? - page 16

I don't know what made me remember this but I had a coworker once with whom I had developed(I thought) something of a rapport. Well one day we were in the nurses' station and I jokingly made a... Read More

  1. by   sharpeimom
    "katherine does not polish her shoelaces when she polishes her shoes."


    huh??
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from sharpeimom
    "katherine does not polish her shoelaces when she polishes her shoes."


    huh??
    where did you get that?

    i just sat here for an hour and reread this entire old thread.

    it's hilarious and a good read.

    :d
  3. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from sharpeimom
    "katherine does not polish her shoelaces when she polishes her shoes."


    huh??
    Quote from spidey's mom
    where did you get that?

    i just sat here for an hour and reread this entire old thread.

    it's hilarious and a good read.

    :d

    on my first nursing assignment after graduation, i was mentored by a very knowlegeable, usually kind nurse who was, i think, a contemporary of clara barton.... or maybe even an army nurse at valley forge?? it offended her greatly that i <gasp> never polished my %^&* shoelaces when i polished my
    shoes. each time, she'd let me know she'd mentioned it to the head nurse. i guess she must have mentioned it a lot because that was the only criticism on my whole evaluation!

    now it's simply a silly memory, but back then it rankled. a. lot.
  4. by   GadgetRN71
    Quote from sharpeimom
    "katherine does not polish her shoelaces when she polishes her shoes."


    huh??
    :dok, i have read this whole thread again and i'm convinced that the world is full of nut jobs. if i ever get a reprimand like this, i will be in deep doo doo, because i will laugh right in the person's face. some people just have no life.
  5. by   Zombi RN
    I, too, have received complaints of being both "too cheerful" and "grumpy", of being "too tall", and once a patient complained TO MY BOSS because I wouldn't let him keep his urinal on his table with his food. The cheek of me!
  6. by   diva rn
    Quote from zombi LPN
    I, too, have received complaints of being both "too cheerful" and "grumpy", of being "too tall", and once a patient complained TO MY BOSS because I wouldn't let him keep his urinal on his table with his food. The cheek of me!
    EEWWW, and this happens to be one of my pet peeves!!! I have had to talk to CNA's about doing that very thing!

    (of course, this reminds me of the nursing school party a many years ago when we drank beer out of clean urinals...at least I hope they were clean)
  7. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from diva rn
    eewww, and this happens to be one of my pet peeves!!! i have had to talk to cna's about doing that very thing!

    (of course, this reminds me of the nursing school party a many years ago when we drank beer out of clean urinals...at least i hope they were clean:d)
    what? no popcorn served from a bedpan (remember those old metal ones?) to munch with your beer?:d
  8. by   diva rn
    Quote from sharpeimom
    what? no popcorn served from a bedpan (remember those old metal ones?) to munch with your beer?:d
    forgot about that! i think we had chips in the bedpans and dip in the emesis basins...guacamole at that! yum..you know you're a real nurse by then!
  9. by   diva rn
    sorry duplicate post....
    Last edit by diva rn on Jul 16, '11 : Reason: duplicate post
  10. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from diva rn
    forgot about that! i think we had chips in the bedpans and dip in the emesis basins...guacamole at that! yum..you know you're a real nurse by then!
    you mean actually eat an avocado?

    oh dear....
  11. by   SnowStar4
    I had a formal sit-down in the in the educators' office because "people can not tell when I'm thinking when they look at me". I guess it's my fault their ESP is off
  12. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from snowstar4
    i had a formal sit-down in the in the educators' office because "people can not tell when i'm thinking when they look at me". i guess it's my fault their esp is off

    sounds like someone needs some windex and a dustrag! maybe need to have dr. bombay check out their crystal ball. maybe aunt clara's been using it again??
  13. by   Hygiene Queen
    I have red hair.
    Yes, that was the problem.
    The pt was psychotic and my hair freaked her out.

    I had all my pts clean, tucked in all nice and cozy. I worked my bootie off all night. I musta shed tons of weight in sweat alone. But dang it! I got scolded... because I forgot to wash out a single sink.
    Yup.

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