Flatulence Humor

  1. As I knocked on the door of a patient's room I noticed she was on the commode. She yelled "I wouldn't come in here if I were you...I can't seem to have a bowel movement but I sure am passing a lot of gas" I assured her that eventually she would have results and asked her if she knew what a fart was. She looked confused and said "Well, no." to which I replied "It is a turd honking for the right of way" She laughed so hard that she almost fell off the commode. I can't remember where I heard that joke but use it on occasion to bring some humor into embarrassing situations.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   duckie
    Perhaps I'm being a stick in the mud here, but if I told a resident where I worked that joke, I'd soon be sitting in my administrator's office.
  4. by   prmenrs
    I hope I get to go to bstreit's nursing home!
  5. by   kirby121
    That was a Great joke. I will definately pass this one one!!!
  6. by   duckie
    I agree laughter is the best medicine but we have to deal with each patient/resident as individuals and some things cannot be said to everyone. I had a CNA get called on the carpet because she used the word "butt" in front of a resident that was upset by it. Personally I think the resident should have concentrated on the care she was getting but she chose to make a big production out of one simple word and caused a lot of havic. I'm all for laughter but dealing with the age group I take care of, the average age on my unit is 94 years old, you sometimes must be careful. Although I am thinking of my one gal that is 102 years old and she would probably make me blush with her ornery humor. Like I said, each person must be an individual.
  7. by   carrieann
    Originally posted by Duckie:
    Perhaps I'm being a stick in the mud here, but if I told a resident where I worked that joke, I'd soon be sitting in my administrator's office.
    It's sad to think that one can't use humor in the work place when laughter is the best medicine. Maybe you should tell that one to yur administrator.
  8. by   Jay-Jay
    Bstreit: I know a young mother of two who is currently undergoing chemo for Ca. of the bowel with mets. to the liver. I've passed your story on to a mutual friend for her entertainment. Knowing her as I do, SHE'LL probably fall off the commode laughing!

    Say a prayer for her, please. Her name is Susan.
  9. by   nursejanedough
    This is an old one, but here it goes. Did you hear about the man that went to the doc with a bad cough?
    The doc said, "Take two big doses of castor oil."
    The patient said, "Ya mean that will cure my cough?"
    The doc said, "No, but it will make you afraid to."

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