I was once told, "If it comes down to the nurse's word against the aide's word, I'm siding with the nurse...no matter who's right or wrong!"
Another from an occupational therapist on her last day at work (thank god she quit), "I just wanted to let you know, Hygiene, that I was always really impressed with how intelligent you were, with your level of education."
As for that ignorant EMT, who gives a crap!
I would have loved that you gave him a great witty come back, but at the same time, I'm glad you didn't and maintained your dignity.
I know I would be thinking, "Really? You're just a glorified cab driver... what the heck are you laughing at?"
Disclaimer: I know
EMTs are not
glorified cab drivers, but the rude CNA comment was not true either and it made me mad as heck to even read it!