How to NOT impress the DON!

  1. Five ways not to make a good impression on the Director of Nursing where you want to do your clinical hours to reactivate your RN license (and possibly get a job):
    1. Answer the phone just as you are getting out of the shower (yes, literally!).
    2. Go to find a pen in just a towel (thinking you're home alone) to discover your husband AND youngest son (27) have come home (over) for lunch. It will illicit loud cat calls from one and "Aww Mom, gross!!! Put on some clothes!!!" from the other both of which can be heard over the phone! For the record-they had no idea I was on the phone, let alone on a business call.
    3. Forget that when you leave the bathroom to go get said pen you really should have closed the bathroom door because our house has this really unique alarm system. The fire alarm is right outside my bathroom (my bathroom also has no vent...it's an old house, remodeled but not with a vent!....you can see where this is going)...so it's takes a minute or so but the steam and heat from the shower hits the smoke detector and causes it to go off.
    4. Have an obnoxious chihuahua that thinks it's his duty to tell you by barking incessantly that said smoke detector is going off and finds it necessary to follow you throughout the house even as you're trying to get away from all the commotion and insanity.
    5. Get tickled at the absurdity of it all and laugh because honestly, stuff like this only happens to me!!!
    Sure hope she has a sense of humor!!!
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    About Cricket183, BSN, RN

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  3. by   _littlemissBSN
    As the Murphy's law states: "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." Ah, how I hate it. Seriously though, I hope you get the job! Good luck and give us updates!
  4. by   cleback
    If you can handle that, you can handle the chaos of nursing!
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    You are a lady after my own heart. If you can't laugh at the absurdity, you'll cry, and who wants that? I love your writing.
  6. by   Davey Do
    Very funny!

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  7. by   ruby_jane
    Could have been worse. You could have slipped, fallen, hit your head, lost the towel...

    All will be well and all manner of things will be well.
  8. by   Eris Discordia BSN, RN
    Hey, at least it wasn't Skype!
  9. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from Eris Discordia BSN, RN
    Hey, at least it wasn't Skype!
    I just spit tea all down my front!
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Eris Discordia BSN, RN
    Hey, at least it wasn't Skype!
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  11. by   Eris Discordia BSN, RN
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    Bwahahahaha!
  12. by   Ruby Vee
    Anyone with a sense of humor would hire you immediately!
  13. by   Cricket183
    Quote from Eris Discordia BSN, RN
    Hey, at least it wasn't Skype!
    Lol! Now that's a true story!
  14. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Anyone with a sense of humor would hire you immediately!
    And if she doesn't, then you don't want to work for her anyway.

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