lost panties - page 3

I am almost at the end of the rope. I have a family member that is very upset and acting a fool because her resident's panties and skirts are missing. She pays $8 - $12 a pair for the panties that... Read More

  1. by   banditrn
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    Pay her the $12 and send her to counseling. Why does she feel the need to spend $8-$12 on panties for an old lady? I buy mine at Victoria's Secret and never spend more than $4. KMART 6 pack of panties $6.99.
    LOVE the panty raid comment!
    I would reimburse her ONCE! Then tell her that either she spends less or that's it!!

    Is the resident up and about? How do you know she's not ditching them somewhere?
  2. by   jenMT
    The nurse thought the skirt was a SHEET??? Ummm...how big exactly was the skirt?
  3. by   muffie
    doctor has an unusual fetish ???????
  4. by   RN4RENT
    :typing Have you checked E-Bay???
  5. by   muffie
    Quote from RN4RENT
    :typing Have you checked E-Bay???
    you, my dear, are even funnier than i !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   nrsbetrn
    I talked with the family member today. She will not let us lock her clean clothes in the closet, only the dirty ones. Dang!!!! That was a good idea.
  7. by   RNfromMN
    c'mon, nrsbetrn, just give her the panties back...

    obviously you've taken them, for whatever reason, & you're just upset because the family's caught on to your thieving ways...& this thread is just part of an elaborate cover-up on your part as part of your defense

    if you need drawers that badly, i'm sure your pals @ allnurses.com can set up some sort of collection fund to help you out so you can stop victimizing your residents!

    good lord! i sincerely hope that if anyone in my family ever ends up in a home, the least of my concerns will be their flippin' underpants!
  8. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Haven't we all had to deal with these less than rational family members? I had a demented patient who told her daughter that I had taken her for a ride in my convertible...the story was I arrived at the nursing home at 3 o'clock in the morning, snuck her out the back door, tossed her in my car and drove her to the Big E in Western Mass a 3 hour drive from here. The daughter found me in the hall and demanded to know why I had taken her mother for a ride in my car without her permission!!! Takes all kinds of nuts to fill the Planter's Jar!
  9. by   gauge14iv
    My grandmother is an assisted living/LTAC -

    She tells us about trips to the local Frisch's Big Boy (which is no longer in existence), the Furr's cafeteria (which is) and how people are always taking her places. She doesn't go anywhere - not often. She thinks the dining hall is a bingo parlor some days - other days it's a church.

    It's funny - but we know she is off her rocker - how can some of these family members believe half of what their little people tell them?
  10. by   muffie
    "don't get your knickers in a knot !!!!!!!!"
  11. by   gauge14iv
    Looks like some top investigators in NJ may just have figured this out...

  12. by   Rizpah
    Quote from RN4RENT
    :typing Have you checked E-Bay???
  13. by   morte
    Quote from nrsbetrn
    I talked with the family member today. She will not let us lock her clean clothes in the closet, only the dirty ones. Dang!!!! That was a good idea.
    the problem is, you asked.....you need to present it to this unreasonable woman as a "fete accompli" this is what we are going to do to address your concern....the fact that she would not "allow" this, makes me wonder if my original thought was correct....were they EVER there in the first place...does the patient have a lockable bedside stand? if so, can they be put in there? otherwise how about the treatment cart.....good luck