Nursing Supervisor Takes a Holiday - page 2

After about a month of working full-time as a visiting nurse, I was offered the position of Nursing Supervisor. The Administrator and Director of Nursing noted that they believed me to be "a... Read More

  1. by   FutureMaleOhioNurse
    Davay Do: I remind you of the legendary Cheech Marin??? That's funny, but we looking NOTHING alike! I'm actually 6'4", 210lbs, medium built, dark skinned and light haired, and hazle eyes - I'm a "half." But thank you! That's a compliment.

    When I read a name, I automatically picture a person. When I read that you're an older individual (late 50's), obviously white, and made a comment about Cheech, I automatically pictured you as Chip Coffey - with all due respect, of course. Youtube him if you don't know who he is; he's a femanine, well dressed, unmarried, psychic in his 50's. I'm dying to know if you resemble him in any away - in actions or appearance. But, please tell me in 1 word, please - simple yes or no.

    Sorry, I cannot explain anything in less than 25 words. I'm an educated and open-minded person who loves to discuss real issues without being BITTER. And I'm more glad than ever to be a nurse - to replace some of the older ones that are close to retirement who are not happy to do their jobs. I know of many of those...
  2. by   Davey Do
    Quote from FutureMaleOhioNurse
    I'm dying to know ...
  3. by   josh1974
    Wow, when I began to read this post I was expecting a rant. How not so! This is one of the most positive posts and threads I've ever seen on here! So awesome! Thanks!
  4. by   Davey Do
    Thank you very much for those kind words, josh1974. Keep those cards and letters coming!

    It's interesting that you expected negativity from this article, yet read it anyway. It sounds as though you persevered, despite your initial impression. Overcoming adversity is a worthy characteristic in a medical professional. We often have to get beyond superficial symptoms in order to address the true etiology.

    Thanks again, and the best to you.
  5. by   P_RN
    I used to be a long distance operator. I pressed those buttons. I dial my telephone and i still have 2 bakelite dial phones somewhere. I push the elevator button. A paradox within an enigma. Oh and I thumb my cell.
  6. by   RetRN77
    Very interesting article that's a true blessing as well.

    Regarding "bless your heart" where I come from (midwest) I have never heard of any usage of it to redeem oneself from speaking badly of others; it's always offered and accepted as an earnest statement.

    Sometimes rendered in a drawl as, "Well, bless your pea-pickin' heart!"
  7. by   Davey Do
    P RN:

    Thank you for that background information. Telephone operators were once revered in story and song. Alas, I do believe those days are gone.

    Did you ever see the cartoon about the Robot couple who sought a Therapist's advice? The Therapist concluded, "You push each other's buttons."

    Keep on keeping on. I like the cut of your jib.


    Thanks for your compliment and feedback.

    I think of Tennessee Ernie Williams, the Ol' Pea-Picker, in connection with your colloquialistic adjective. I think he coined that phrase, "pea-pickin'", didn't he? I may be wrong. I was once told by a rather self-asurred individual that he coined the phrase "Delusions of Grandeur". I think he may have been pullin' my pea-pickin' leg! Who knows?

    Thanks again.
    Last edit by Davey Do on Jun 30, '10 : Reason: what?!
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
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    I love your last few paragraphs...making a difference in people's livesis what it's all about. How kind of his daughter, while in the pangs of grief, to give you a call...
    yes, I am so accustomed to being the invisible one that when someone expresses thanks or notices what I've done, it is sweet. That's not why I do what I do, but it is nice to know I've made a difference for someone!

    Great article Davey!