Don't Make the Nurse Angry

  1. A big shot business man had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees.

    None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature."

    After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.

    "No, I'm sorry, the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I cannot use an oral thermometer." This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his rear end.

    After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back!"

    She leaves the door to his room open on her way out. He curses under his breath as he hears people walking past his door laughing. After almost an hour, the man's doctor comes into the room.

    "What's going on here?" asked the doctor.

    Angrily, the man answers, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?"

    After a pause, the doctor confesses, "Well, no. I guess I haven't. Not with a carnation anyway."
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   goats'r'us
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  4. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    EXCELLENT!!

    Thanks for the laugh!
  5. by   Audreyfay
    Sure wish we could do that sometimes! The action will only be in my dreams. Thanks for the laugh! :chuckle
  6. by   MedicalZebra
    That was on an episode of ER-- Garrett Morris played a cranky old man, and the nurse used a sunflower instead of a carnation
  7. by   Jamesdotter
    Quote from MedicalZebra
    That was on an episode of ER-- Garrett Morris played a cranky old man, and the nurse used a sunflower instead of a carnation
    It's actually older than that. I saw it in a British film called "Carry on Nurse" sometime in the early 1960's, I think it was. It was a daffodil, that time.
  8. by   bethin
    Quote from MedicalZebra
    That was on an episode of ER-- Garrett Morris played a cranky old man, and the nurse used a sunflower instead of a carnation
    I remember that episode. Sooo funny but you know if we did that the state would have our license, or in my case my certification.

    We can dream, can't we?
  9. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Jamesdotter
    It's actually older than that. I saw it in a British film called "Carry on Nurse" sometime in the early 1960's, I think it was. It was a daffodil, that time.
    if i had it my way it would be the iv pole....
  10. by   Jessy_RN
  11. by   DirtRoads
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    if i had it my way it would be the iv pole....
    Whoa! :chuckle
  12. by   Princess74
  13. by   grinnurse
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    if i had it my way it would be the iv pole....
    Ditto!!
  14. by   psychonurse
    And leave him out in the middle of the hall with the flower sticking out of his .....you know what.... for a while.....

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