Just heard this joke this week at a CCRN Review, but it's best told in a first person-like story:
So, I have this pt in the ICU, r/o MI, and the unit is slammed, just finished a code, all of the beds are full, the night was ruined before it even started. . Well, since my MI pt has been stable, just breathing on CPAP for the night and waiting on the last set on enzymes, he has to go out to the floor so that the ER can send up a "fresh one". So here I am, catching up on charting, running around to pack up my pts stuff and prepare him to go out to the floor, and he taps me on the arm and says "Are my testicles black?". I think "I must not have heard him right" and ask him to repeat, and he says again "Are my testicles black?". So I look at my flowsheet, don't see anything about that under my GU assessment, think "I would have remembered if I'd seen THAT!" and tell him, "your testicles were fine" and go on running around to pack him up.
So, I get him packed up, and am pushing him down the hall to his new room and I start thinking "what if there really IS something wrong with his testicles? What if I missed something?" And as soon as I get him settled in his new room, I figure, "I'd better take a peek at what he's talking about". So I say, "I'm just going to peek at your groin sir" and pull up the gown, move the scrotum around for a thorough inspection, and lo and behold, his testicles are fine. I cover him back up, look him in the eye and tell him "Your testicles are fine sir. Can I get you anything else before I go back upstairs?" and he pulls off the CPAP mask and says "Are my test results back?"
Can't tell you how hard I laughed when the woman told us this story!