Ok, I have been wanting to share this quick story for a while but did not know the right place to share it. Well here it is.
Last month I am walking down the hallway of our unit and my coworker pulls me aside and asks me if I can help her reposition her patient and.....move his b*lls out of the way, or something to that effect. I could not help but laugh because she made it sound so matter of fact and I guess this is what the patient had asked her verbatim. I looked at her and said, only if you say that again.
I have been asked to reposition a patient many times, but not phrased like that. The poor guy, he was very weak and couldn't move. We repositoned him and (ahem....) readjusted everything. I am very professional at work and don't mind helping out someone who can't move. Yes, I had to smile when my friend asked me this in private but I like to add that we still gave this gentlemen the dignity and respect he deserved.