Don't Anger The Nurse!

Nurses Humor



A big shot business man had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees.

None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature."

After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.

"No, I'm sorry, the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I cannot use an oral thermometer." This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his rear end.

After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back!"

She leaves the door to his room open on her way out. He curses under his breath as he hears people walking past his door laughing. After almost an hour, the man's doctor comes into the room.

"What's going on here?" asked the doctor.

Angrily, the man answers, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?"

After a pause, the doctor confesses, "Well, no. I guess I haven't. Not with a daffodil, anyway."



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Specializes in NICU, Psych, Med/Onc,Ped Home Health.

remember seeing that on an older episode of "er".


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Hehe, I haven't seen ER in ages. I thought it was funny:chuckle There have been a few people I would have loved to do this to though.


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Specializes in Women's health & post-partum.

This (or some version of it) has been around... I remember seeing it in 1958 or '59 in an old British movie called "Carry on Nurse."

It certainly wears well, doesn't it, (especially among medical personnel)?

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