Pink Parking Permit?!

  1. I have been in the process of getting into nursing school for about a year and a half now, and we have never had a parking permit that was PINK! :angryfire ***! :angryfire Any guys ever had something like this happen? My school is near the awesome National Champs. UT, so last year when we had orange parking tags that was cool. This year.....PINK!

    I know, I know, Breast cancer support. That's cool and all, but I am a guy in Nursing School. I am single, not ugly, tough, rugged, nice, charming, and now I have a pink parking tag on my truck so when I show up for class as one of the "guys" in the Nursing program what looks am I going to get? I am already catching flack from my buddies. Now I really can't wait till next year.....Baby Blue?:chuckle

    I know that is not the important thing here, but I am in and this was not the way I thought I would start out my first sem. as a Nursing Student. I sure hope they don't make us wear pink scrubs.:wink2:
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas

    Hon, if this is the worst thing that happens to you in nursing school---or in life---you'll be able to call yourself a lucky man.
  4. by   truern
    Quote from mjlrn97

    Hon, if this is the worst thing that happens to you in nursing school---or in life---you'll be able to call yourself a lucky man.
    Ditto that!!
  5. by   EricJRN
    Quote from austinrnguy
    I am single, not ugly, tough, rugged, nice, charming
    Trust me, man. If all of that is true, no friend or any other intelligent person is going to think differently because of a parking tag.
  6. by   sirI
    Here ya go. From Encarta, definition #5:

    Highest form

    The highest degree or perfect example of something.

    Example: The pink of perfection
  7. by   Corvette Guy
    The Pink Panther is a cool cat!

    BTW, Hook'Em Horns!

  8. by   suebird3
    Hey, wait a minute! This may be off subject, but don't think that breast cancer is only for women! FYI, Richard Roundtree had it. Yep--the Richard Roundtree of Shaft.

    Remember that parking permit is only temporary.

  9. by   Tweety
    You're in for a bumpy ride is this is the kind of thing that upsets you.

    What do you care what your "buddies" think. Geez you're becoming a nurse, if your buddies haven't ribbed you about that already, what's a little ribbing about a sticker. You might as well get used to it. Or tell them to the heck up and show a little respect.

    I'm not telling you what to do or think or what's important to you, but this sounds like small change to the serious challenges that are ahead of you. Choose your battles my friend.

    Of course you're talking to a guy who lives in a pink house and whose neighbors house is pink too. Land of the pink flamingos and houses I live.
    Last edit by Tweety on Aug 20, '06
  10. by   canoehead
    Are you aware that nursing school will require you to spend time on the OB unit... or you may even have to give breastfeeding tips, and say the word BREAST without turning red?

    You will be exposed to a lot of unusual things regarding sexuality and be expected to be scure enough in your own identity that other people's choices can be respected. Can you do that?

    did you know that some men wear pink shirts to work? And some women think it is a sign of maturity and erotic that they are confident enough to do that?
  11. by   traumaRUs
    I think we're missing the least he has a parking pass. At my last facility there was little to no employee parking and many employees were bussed many miles away to a parking lot where their cars were vandalized on a pretty regular basis. Be glad to get a parking space - lol.
  12. by   maolin
    What's the big deal? All the other 30k or so students that attend onsite classes at ACC will have pink parking passes too. It's not like the pink passes are to identify nursing students only - even the Automotive Tech students will be sporting them.

    Good luck this semester - you'll need a lot of it!

    Maolin, RN (ACCNS alumni)
  13. by   LiveZen
    I go to a nursing school at a pretty decent sized state school in ohio. All the commuters have magenta parking passes this year...all majors...including the pre-meds, business guys, education, etc!
  14. by   romie
    You have to be wary of those pink and magenta colored parking passes. They have a habit of making guys gay or worse-- you might wake up feeling transgendered. Just wait until you get your regalia for nursing school-- the academic color for nursing is apricot, which is basically a gay form of orange. I think you are doomed at this point.