am I retarded? Lol.

  1. Well, not really nursing related but I guess I'm just thinking out loud.

    We have a severe thunderstorm right now here in NYC with 50-70mph winds. I am FREAKING OUT just because of the recent incident -tornado with macroburst a few days ago here in Queens. Where I live at, is one of the three hardest hits in Queens -Flushing/Bayside. I was reviewing for my NCLEX that very moment it happened, and the moment I looked at the window ('cause I saw a twitter update that says "Tornado watch in Queens?") I saw the tornado/high mph winds circling like crazy passing by with lightning -it was absurd! I was like "**** IS THIS THE END?!" Lol. I immediately grabbed my sister, brother, and dog and went to the basement without thinking about grabbing anything else, since we were the only ones were at the house at that time. I called both my parents and see how they were, and told them what just happened where we at 'cause both were at Manhattan. I told them immediately not to go back home as of yet, and go some place else where it's safe and notified them that we all are safe down in the basement.

    This is not the first time I got scared. I had a similar incident in Florida during a family vacation. We were traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Miami when a passing storm suddenly came. The lightning/thunderstorms were ridiculous, and we had to drive for about 5-10mph of speed due to the winds we were encountering. Though for me its really scary, its nothing compared to what I saw from the tornado.

    I feel kinda retarded 'cause I feel like I'm so vigilant after lol. Funny thing is, I was literally reviewing and so focused on the material I didn't even realize the sudden change of weather. Also, I used to love having winds, esp during summer 'cause I hate the heat, and I wasn't scared of it at all before. But now, everything changed. A lil bit of high speed wind scares the crap out of me Lol. I have feeling Imma turn out to be a weather freak constantly checking it if we're having a bad weather.
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  3. by   Lizzie21
    I'm glad you are safe. In colorado we can have some crazy weather too. It can be super hot one day and the next snowing. we have tornado warnings and severe weather that comes out of no where.
  4. by   sparklie.lady
    I'm not sure if you are "re***," but you are certainly tactless.
  5. by   scoochy
    IMO, very poor and disrespectful title of your thread.
  6. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Quote from scoochy
    IMO, very poor and disrespectful title of your thread.
    Agreed. I don't think this title/post is anything to "LOL" about.
  7. by   klone
    Please don't use "retarded" as a putdown or derogatory label.
  8. by   kvdlr
    FYI, I didn't mean to offend anyone or be tactless. I was just venting. I had a confused feeling 'cause I wasn't sure if, what I was feeling was right/normal. Also, I don't know how savvy you all are with the use of internet, but "LOL" is commonly used as a slang to end/period a sentence.
  9. by   sparklie.lady
    I'm pretty "savvy" with the internet and I'm pretty sure that LOL is an acronym for Laughing Out Loud.

    Nothing funny about your choice of words...just something to consider. We may all be anonymous e-colleagues, but in the real world, you never know who may be truly offended by the use of such a derogatory term.
  10. by   RXtech
    Using someone's medical diagnosis as a synonym for "stupid" is hurtful and offensive, even when you put "LOL" after it.
  11. by   klone
    Quote from kvdlr
    Also, I don't know how savvy you all are with the use of internet, but "LOL" is commonly used as a slang to end/period a sentence.
    Sorry, but LOL! That was pretty funny. I don't know how savvy *you* are, but "LOL" is saying that you're laughing.

    Saying "LOL" doesn't make an offensive statement not offensive.
  12. by   totally_nuts
    Your title is offensive
  13. by   April, RN
    Quote from kvdlr
    Also, I don't know how savvy you all are with the use of internet, but "LOL" is commonly used as a slang to end/period a sentence.
    LOL definitely stands for "laughing out loud". It's not slang for punctuation. Some people just tend to end every sentence they write online with "LOL" for some reason.
  14. by   Sparrowhawk
    Quote from April, RN
    LOL definitely stands for "laughing out loud". It's not slang for punctuation. Some people just tend to end every sentence they write online with "LOL" for some reason.
    Because a lot of people these days have no grammer knowledge. The internet is runing spelling and grammer.


    because like txtin iz the only real way of tlking nemore. KWIM? Lol.

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