Do you all ever do this?? - page 3
I went to the local county fair last night and discovered a funny thing about myself: As a nurse at a relatively small hospital, I find my uniform and my name tag give me certain privileges as I... Read More
Aug 8, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,276; Likes: 42I know for sure that being a nurse kept me from getting a ticket once. I was on my way home from 2nd shift (late) and I kind of "rolled" through the stop sign according to the Indiana state officer. This officer was maybe 25, tops. He said, "On your way home from work Maam?" I was tired, cranky, and really didn't care at that moment whether I got the ticket or not. I just said, "yes I am." Let me off with a warning. A friend of mine wasn't so lucky. She got pulled over in Ohio, right across the state line. She said that she COULD have offered the guy services that only a call girl would provide :imbar and he would have still ticketed her. She said Ohio troopers don't let you off so easy. Is that right Heather?
Aug 8, '02Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 123; Likes: 10Hmmm...as a nursing student, I'm a dry sponge soaking up all sorts of info from this site. Never planned on going into nursing because of any particular perceived tangible benefits.
This ticket stuff has caught my eye. Me thinks leaving my lab coat, uniform, and stethoscope visible in the truck could have a potential upside... Yet another intangible reason to go into nursing, other professions I respect (cops and fireman) seem to have a mutual respect for us and may extend a degree of professional courtesy (bonus!). I wouldn't expect any professional courtesy, but if it happens--cool!
At the self-esteem level, we all want to be liked and appreciated. Yet another affirmation I'm doing the right thing for me--nursing
Aug 8, '02Occupation: RN in Quality Dept/Case Mgt Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 447; Likes: 20Saw the question about whether Ohio cops let ya off...
A friend of mine was in her car coming home from a Hospice call. (I should tell you that Evil Knevil would be afraid to ride with her! ) She was pulled over for speeding and (thinking fast) pulled out a vial of blood she had drawn from her last patient, said, "I have to get this to the hospital lab FAST!" and he let her go! :chuckle (I am surprised he didn't offer her an escort!) I am thinking about carrying a tube of blood with me at all times! hee hee
Then again in my Home State, Hubby and I saw an accident on the roadside, very bad, van turned on its top. I saw only two Smokies there and made Hubby pull over so I could offer assistance. I said, "Do you have all the medical personnell you need?" Smokie just looked at me coldly and said, "Please move off the water hose." So we LEFT! (Ummmmm...Did I forget to mention we were on the Harley and wearing leathers and do-rags??? I guess I should have had my stethoscope around my neck! hahaha)
Aug 11, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 230; Likes: 4We get donut's and Sheetz runs anytime we want from the men in blue. Gotta love em!!!!
Aug 12, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas'
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Aug 12, '02Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 1,499; Likes: 287Our city cops will bring us donuts and pizza on the night shift.
I've never been pulled over (knocking on wood!)