Nurses Will Eat Anything - page 3

Have you ever heard or said that to a family member? whats the weirdest thing someone has brought for you or your staff to eat? I think the sickest thing was a patient brought some balout,... Read More

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    I tried a handful........definitely not my thing. :stone

    I do love unsalted peanuts, macadamias, almonds, walnuts, and limited amounts, they're actually good for us. The trouble is NOT eating half a bagful at one sitting!! :chuckle
  2. by   nesher
    What always amazes me is this - when day shift arrrives, we at times will find the leftovers of a night shift feast sitting out. When we first get there at 7am our noses are turned up - yuk we say. It isn't more than an hour or so later that I see folks nibbling on the stuff. Before too long the nibbling aspect is out the door and the junk is being shoved down out throat with abandon until every morsal is gone. Those that were slow always ask" where did _______go?" There is no limit where I work.
  3. by   bobnurse
    Im getting hungry
  4. by   begalli
    OMG. Tonite at work someone brought in a couple of those grocery store baked whole chickens among other stuff like salad, bread, etc. It was really nice of her to do!

    She put everything out at around 10:30pm.

    As I walked in and out of the break room throughout the night...the chickens where still there at 1 am, 3 am, 4am, and at 5:30am.

    Every time I walked in, someone was picking at and still eating these chickens that have been sitting out for hours!


    I'm sorry, but that's nasty!!
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    I buy soy nuts at a health food store . . .I like them.

    I like them too.

    Nurses drink cold coffee and warm soda.
  6. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from Jolie
    They don't call them "sliders" for nothing!
    I always affectionately referred to them as belly bombers. Now that's appropriate.
  7. by   dbsn00
    At my facility many of my co-workers are Jamaican & Haitian so it is not uncommon for us to be eating red snapper or even ox tail :uhoh21: at 7:30AM (don't knock the ox tail 'til you've tried it)!!!! Cold coffee, warm soda are my biggest staples throughout the day....
  8. by   CEN35
    It was shift change one day, and we went ion the break room. There was a basket with bread, flower, chips, pretzels, fruit and some other stuff in it. the basket was wrapped neatly in clear like celefane. The note said it was to "_________" RN for such good care. He has not come in yet. We decided to leave it out in the open for him to see. It was 3:10pm at that time. We went out and took report from 1st shift. 1st shift then went back to the break room to get ready to leave for the day.
    I walked back to the break room/locker room at 3:25pm to get something oout of my locker. The basket was unwrapped, empty with nothing but open bags, and crumbes on the table. The entire first shift demolished the thing in less than 5 minutes flat!!!! The worst part of it was, the nurse it was meant for never even had a chance to see it!
  9. by   sharann
    Isn't coffee supposed to be served cold?
  10. by   SusanJean
    Quote from ktwlpn
    I am afraid of anything home made....eek....We get dozens ond dozens of cookies at Christmas time.The last one I ate had a great long hair baked right in there...I don't touch that stuff now.....(not that we don't eat hair in this house-and pounds of it I'm sure-with 2 dogs and 4 cats running around-but it's OUR hair-you know?)
    Yeah, when we were kids and would find a hair in the food my mom would say "Oh, look who got the prize..."
    Hey, if it is baked or boiled, I figure all the germs are gone...or at least most of them. haha
  11. by   EarthChild1130
    Going back to posts about kimchi, my aunt is from Korea and while I love most of her cooking, I could never eat kimchi...cucumber kimchi is her favorite one to make and watching the preparations turned me against it forever and ever LOL...I distinctly remember her keeping it jarred for about a month after it was prepared, and then opening it to finish preparing...OMG the smell would knock you down! :chuckle

    She does make a dish that is a kind of clear spicy noodle with veggies that you eat with what tastes like a thick potato pancake...and something called brigogi that's like a kind of marinated Asian rib...THOSE I can eat all day!! YUM!! But no kimchi! LOL
  12. by   Aneroo
    I'm a big fan of the day old cold pizza....Can't beat it. Kinda bad when the food carts start to smell good. -A
  13. by   StNeotser
    I'm sure some of you have also eaten a NAS, mechanical soft meal that was meant for a patient that was discharged and dietary didn't know about it. :chuckle