This is more of a vent than a story, but I was offended by a teacher the other day and thought I'd share it with the rest of you!
So I had a teacher's aide bring in a preK student who had a minor scratch on his arm from rubbing against something in the classroom. Teachers and aides always converse with me when they bring kids in and we pretty much go off on tangents and what not. This particular aide informed me some personal issues she was having. (this woman is about 300 llbs). She said that she was recently told she was borderline type 2 diabetic. She was so upset over the news. She told me that she didn't understand why they would tell her such a thing. She said "she watches her sugars and buys sugar-free everything" (which inside I told myself she probably doesn't know anything about carbs). I explained to her about carbs and how it effects insulin and blood sugar,ect. I also went over warning signs of type 2 diabetes, also mentioning the acanthosis nigracans (which this woman had and I could see it from across the room). It looked like the wheels were started to move in her head, and I could tell it was started to sink in a little that she MIGHT IN FACT, be borderlined diabetic. She then felt the need to make this comment - "Well I don't think there is anything wrong with me. It wasn't even a real doctor who saw me, it was just a nurse practitioner, she's just a nurse she doesn't really know anything. I think I'll go to an actual doctor to get a second opinion!"
I was offended by that comment. Does she not know that I AM A NURSE?? Yes I am not as advanced as an NP but I support NP's and found that extremely rude to say to a nurse.