Ever wondered what happened to all those sprites and elves and Fairies( not the gay kind the little ones with wings) that used to inhabit the woodlands of our forefathers? Well like many other animals they have adapted to todays world and have found new niches in which to live and cause mischief. Here are a few:-
Tangle Fairy also known as the "Spagetti Fairy". They hide out in places like ICU and CT scan and specialise in tangling all chords and lines beyond human ability to untangle.
Grabbit Gnome - this mischievious spirit lurkes beside beds and as soon as you turn your back grabs at lines and tubing dislodging them.
The Will-o-the-wisp or Jack-o-Lantern used to be responsible for guiding travelers astray but they now content themselves with leading the elderly and confused on long rambling walks around the hospital.
Eaten it Elves. There has long been a tradition of leaving a saucer of milk out for the Elves but few knew this was to stop the elves from helping themselves to whatever foodstuffs they fancied. They are responsible for eating all the chocolates left lying on the main desk. This expalins why even though we as responsible nurses always leave some for the night shift, there is never any left!
Panroom Pooka. The Pooka always was a mischievious sprite and now they content themselves with issuing strange smells that you cannot track to any known source.
Belt - it - out Banshee originally known for wailing and making loud noises they have insinuated themselves into areas such as ICU ensuring that equipment which you chose for it's user friendly alarm system develops a volume equivalent to a space shuttle taking off.
Does anyone know any others?