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- Jul 15, '12 by MeriwhenQuote from kloneYes, yes we are. Because far more often than not, we're proven right. The Q word brings nothing but troubleAre people really that superstitious?
For the record, it doesn't work in reverse: saying that this will be the shift from hell doesn't mean that it will be the smoothest, best and--dare I say it?--quietest shift ever.
- Jul 15, '12 by Little Panda RNI have seen it time and time again. I tell those who work with me to please not say the "Q" word as it will certainly bring a fall, a call to 911 and upset family members running!!!!
- Jul 15, '12 by BrandonLPNThe last time I remarked it was a "quiet" night, the CNA promptly came to inform me the lady in room 269 was naked and pooping in the wastebasket of the guy in room 247....
- Jul 15, '12 by itsnoworneverI didn't say Quiet...I took a picture of an entire wall of empty beds in the ER to show my husband and within 10 minutes we had what seemed like EVERY ambulance in the area on our back door step. I will NEVER do that again.
- Quote from itsnoworneverOh, yeah-I even feel a little nervous THINKING that word...my husband is so accustomed to this that his parting comment when I leave for work is "Hope it's the "Q" word"!I didn't say Quiet...I took a picture of an entire wall of empty beds in the ER to show my husband and within 10 minutes we had what seemed like EVERY ambulance in the area on our back door step. I will NEVER do that again.
- Quote from Pepper The CatKewl. I just alway figured once it was out of anyone's mouth we were doomed.Someone said the "q" word at the start of a shift the other day. I made her spin around three times and spit to prevent bad things from happening.
- Quote from kloneYep-because it's a consistently repeating pattern in my experience (that and the full moon, too). I'm not talking about when it IS quiet to start and then makes up for lost time-just normally hectic nights that go completely out of control about 4 times out of 5 shortly after the fateful comment is made. Go figure-but I've learned by experience.Are people really that superstitious?
- Jul 15, '12 by brilloheadKinda like how hockey goalies (and anyone who knows a hockey goalie) will never use the word "shutout" on a game day! (says the hockey mom )
- Jul 16, '12 by Been there,done that30 years here.. many areas.. firmly believe the Q word should not be spoken.
- Jul 16, '12 by WildOneI don't think this is true I'm a new nurse top.
I once had a preceptor tell me wearing certain colors was bad luck so she only ever wore purple and pink
I was like no thanks I love my green scrubs