Seeking insight about ED Humor - page 2
I am preparing a little talk about humor in the ED, and I find myself wondering why we ED nurses have a fairly universally sick and twisted spin on what makes us laugh. Also, in your opinion, what... Read More
Oct 13, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
From deep in the heart of texas
I sing a lot at work also. but I do Johnny Cash.
I fell into the burning ring of fire
or of course
Doo wah ditty
Nov 15, '02Occupation: E.R. Nurse Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 190; Likes: 1OZZIE osborn>>>> I sing "CRAZY TRAIN" I when shift is over.....oh well
Nov 15, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 827; Likes: 42I like to sing "Dirty Deeds-Done Dirt Cheap" while I work. Seems highly appropriate in many cases.
Nov 15, '02Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 2,066; Likes: 12Well..I agree with most of what has been said...afterall....what can you do after a patient comes in who jumped off a truck onto the window of Dunkin' donuts because he thought he was THE FLY and thought he'd stick..........what to do?
Nov 17, '02Occupation: Hospice clinical director Joined: May '02; Posts: 2,873; Likes: 26One of the theme songs for the ED where I work is, "Crazy", by Patsy Cline.
Tee-it-up-Tom...I have a question for you: Who put the ram in the ramalamadingdong?
Feb 26, '03Occupation: RN in E.R. Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 110; Likes: 8One woman, around 80 years old, cute and quite sharp, laughed at herself, then told me about it. She'd visited her doctor the previous week and had received a script for Vicodin. Later she came to the ER. Upon leaving, she informed the nurse that her needs would be well taken care of at home, because she still had PLENTY of Viagra!
Feb 26, '03Occupation: RN in E.R. Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 110; Likes: 8One 4th of July, a young fellow came to the ER with severe genital burns. It seems that he didn't stand back far enough when the "Piccolo Pete" was ignited. It flew up his shorts. Later, upon hearing this story, one male nurse sang out, "Goodness Gracious, GREAT BALLS a' Fire!!!"
Some days, it's simply "Laugh or Die!"
Feb 26, '03Occupation: RN Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Emergency Room/corrections ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 450; Likes: 40I sing "everybody loves a nut, the whole loves a weirdo" or..."she drives me crazy." haha
If you are looking for funny stories, I have one. A 22 yr old male presents to the ER (accompanied by his MOTHER) C/O a vibrator is stuck up his rectum. And it is still turned on! LMAO
Yep, sure enough, it was there, it was about 6-7" long and still running.
He went to the OR. Oh, did I mention that this was 2:30am in the morning??? The surgical team was less than thrilled.
Feb 26, '03Occupation: Nursing student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 389; Likes: 10That was a quality vibrator! **surreptitiously wondering what brand it was**
Seriously, my grandmother was an ED nurse before they really had an ED, in a little hospital in Missouri...and before that, she was an Royal Canadian Air Force flight nurse and, for a while, a German POW in WWII. She just turned 80, had her second run-in with breast cancer, and had another round of surgery and chemo.
She has the driest, blackest sense of humour of anyone I've ever met (e.g., "The good Lord Himself knows I don't go to church for the sermons, honey. Why do His messengers have to be such terrible speechwriters?").
Mar 1, '03Occupation: RN Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Emergency Room/corrections ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 450; Likes: 40LOL LOVE the grandmother story! she sounds like a wonderful person.
Actually, the vibrator must have had energizer batteries, it didnt stop until the surgeon turned it off in the OR!!
Mar 2, '03Occupation: RN in E.R. Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 110; Likes: 8A number of years ago, one young fellow came into the hospital with a similar, embarrassing problem. He was taken to the OR and relieved of the offending device. The surgeon, however, somehow dropped it on the floor and it clicked itself "ON" again. Being a fan of the Timex watch commercials, the surgeon hollared out, "Takes a licking' and KEEPS ON tickin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" :roll
That OR crew was never the same.