Funny things you have said but wish you didn't - page 3

A few years ago, I was on the phone with a person from the local lumber company. having in mind to ask if they had any tar paper. But instead, toilet paper slipped out. That remark started the... Read More

  1. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from redshiloh
    I used to be a waitress at a Denny's Restaurant. I remember waiting on a customer so politely "Hi, how are you sir." "What would you like to order sir?" 'Sir' looked at me coldly and said, " Well first, you can call me M'am!" Possibly the most embarassing moment in my life (so far)
    Heh! I get that over the phone all the time. Me a man. Honestly. I mean I do grow a beard and a mustache, but give me a break. I do get them shaved off every now and then.
  2. by   DMB FAN2
    I once pulled up to the drive-thru at McDonalds and asked for a large flies and diet coke- to which the guy replied-" Do you want the flies with or without wings?" Whoops!!!:imbar
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from DMB FAN2
    I once pulled up to the drive-thru at McDonalds and asked for a large flies and diet coke- to which the guy replied-" Do you want the flies with or without wings?" Whoops!!!:imbar
    :chuckle I have often pulled up to a McDonalds and asked for a whopper. They always said they didn't make them there. The nerve.:chuckle
  4. by   LPN4Life
    One of my first times giving an injection in the hip, I said to the pt, "your gonna feel a little prick in your butt" yeah I could have died.

    Me and my son like to have fun with the telemarketers, One guy called from the KC Star, I'm sure he was trying to sell me a newspaper subscription, but before he got his spill out I told him politely, "I was over the whole thing and didn't want to give any more interviews and frankly in my opinion it was all blown out of proportion by the media anyways" and hung up...........it was perty funny just wondering what he must have been thinking about me
  5. by   TeenyBabyRN
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    :chuckle I have often pulled up to a McDonalds and asked for a whopper. They always said they didn't make them there. The nerve.:chuckle
    How dare them not give you a Whopper!! :angryfire
    I hope you let them have it on that Press-Gainey survey....oh wait, that's right. McDonalds is much smarter than hospitals and does not kill trees in the name of such foolishness.
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    When I get in my silly mood, and the telephone rings, I sometimes answer,
    "fearlessfanny's house of pleasure. How may I help you?" I usually either a click or it goes silent on the other end.
  7. by   LPN4Life
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    When I get in my silly mood, and the telephone rings, I sometimes answer,
    "fearlessfanny's house of pleasure. How may I help you?" I usually either a click or it goes silent on the other end.
    At LTC facility I worked at, we would give the marketers made up names, and wait for the mail to roll in under that name.....One time the Administrator said that the person she needed to talk to was named Margret Sniffles, the office manager took the call, and was sniffling the whole time she was talking to them, then she ended the call by saying she had to go cuz she needed to blow her nose. And believe it or not, Mrs Sniffles received a few peices of junk mail
  8. by   camay1221_RN
    Another fast food story...

    I worked two part time jobs the first year out of high school, Burger King and one of those film developing places. The drive thru at BK was open until 3am on weekends. One weekend near the end of the shift, I answered the drive thru...

    "Hi, welcome to Burger King, can I take your picture please?"

    Given the time of the morning, the guy placing his order asked if I wanted that picture with or without clothes!
  9. by   nekhismom
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    When I get in my silly mood, and the telephone rings, I sometimes answer,
    "fearlessfanny's house of pleasure. How may I help you?" I usually either a click or it goes silent on the other end.
    Fran, I often answer my phone, "house of beauty, this is cutie!" I usually get loud laughs. :chuckle
  10. by   2ndgenerationnurse
    i asked my pt last night if he knew what year it is; he replied, "1999"
    to which i said, "no it is 2002" :chuckle


    may i adapt a saying my husband likes and say... when orrienting a confused pt make sure he is not equally needing to orrient you!
  11. by   missmercy
    When I was in high school I was working as a nurse's aid at our small town hospital. It was my job to go around and get everyone's vital signs and chart them. I walked inot one gentleman's room, said "Good Morning! I'm just here to grab your vitals":stone Wife was sitting at bedside and started laughing hysterically then she said " why don't you leave that to me honey!":stone :stone I about died!


    Then there was the time I was training a new nurse to our pediatric unit -- she had to call the doctor's office to set up a follow up visit for a patient in a couple of weeks post discharge as well as get some orders for some scripts to send home w/ pt. She got the doc on the phone, got the scripts and then said, and "when would you like the patient to f/u?" DEAD SILENCE at the nurses station AND the doctor's office -- it had to have been a full 10 seconds before she realized what she had said :imbar and then she quickly said " I mean of course, follow up with an office visit -- with you -- then she giggled and said the chart just has the letters F & U -- sorry!" At that point we were all cracking up and (thank goodness) so was the Doc. Took a LOOONG time for her to get over that one!!
  12. by   Marisaej
    While on night duty, at about 3 in the morning, one of our patients passed away. The charge siser had to call a porter to come and take the deceased to the morgue. She gave her name, and the patients name, and was very surprised to receive a rude comment and the phone put down in her ear. She was Sister Fox, and the patient, coincidently, was mr. Wolf...
  13. by   EarthAngel
    I was working in technical support for a local internet service company, and after just getting off the phone with a very ride, very male-chauvinistic pig that didnt want to speak with a woman, but was being forced to because i refused to transfer him to a male tech as none were available, and while his computer was rebooting, took the time to relieve himself *like a race-horse*without even trying to hide the fact, i answered my next call with "thank you for calling *** internet, how may i hurt you?" to which the delighted customer replied "hell yea! and i just signed up!" :uhoh21:

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