You might be a night shifter if... - page 5

You sit through 3 red lights before you realize the car in front of you is broken down, and not just stopped at the light. oops.... Read More

  1. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from my3suns
    you stand patiently waiting at the elevator at 730 am. someone else walks up and actually pushes the down button.

    I occasionally find myself using my badge to try and "swipe" the elevator door, or bathroom door, or other doors without the ability to read swipe badges. Autopilot...a scary thing!
  2. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from sapphire18
    You haven't seen your boss in 2 months...and that's ok!
    Not just "OK", but a GOOD THING.
  3. by   shamrokks
    Quote from WeepingAngel
    I've had whole conversations with people who called my phone during the day when I was sleeping and forgot to silence it, and then totally forgotten the entire conversation. Apparently I can hold up my end of the conversation pretty well though - only my mom can tell when I'm sleep-talking
    I used to do this very same thing, lol.
  4. by   danielle5454
    You become disoriented with time,place and person=)
  5. by   SoldierNurse22
    Your body prefers night shift so strongly, you have intense difficulty switching back to days--Circadian Rhythm, my ***!
  6. by   Rhi007
    When your friends call you a vampire

    When you play with the PA while singing elvis

    You hide in an empty cubicle and jump out at a doctor passing by nearly making them **** themselves

    Can say the alphabet starting in the middle

    Have NASCAR wheelchair races using the ED as the track
  7. by   Intentional
    Quote from Rhi007

    Can say the alphabet starting in the middle
    I love me some night shift, but what?!
  8. by   rikkitikki
    Quote from whitecat5000
    You can see in the dark better than most.
    Oh gosh, I never put 2 and 2 together on that one until my apartment building lost power one night while my boyfriend was in the kitchen. I basically went on a rescue mission to save him from slamming into the coffee table, the chairs, the walls. "What, you didn't see the couch? It's right there! What do you want the flashlight for?"
  9. by   RNsRWe
    ....You wake up in a panic when you see your bedside clock says 6:45 and you think you're late....until you realize it's your day off and you actually slept some last night and now it's 6:45 AM
  10. by   marycarney
    ....when, after three decades on the night shift, every phone conversations with your relatives starts out with the obligatory "I'm not waking you up, am I?" (they've all experienced my 3am call 'just to chat' - it keeps them honest!). really, really want to be a contestant on The Amazing Race - because you can totally stay awake / make decisions / keep moving on NO sleep.

    .......the sun hurts your eyes.

    ........ you have ever answered the question "So, where do you nurses sleep at night?" for a patient who has no CLUE what we do.
  11. by   sapphire18
    Quote from nightnurse28

    I love me some night shift, but what?!
    Lolol that was my thought too!!
  12. by   RNsRWe
    ....when you have to hear yet another person say "wow, graveyard shift in a hospital must be so BORING; do you watch tv or something to pass the time?"

  13. by   sapphire18