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My wife the nurse takes offense to my jokes :-(

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by Roger reed Roger reed (New) New Pre-Student

Roger reed specializes in Lab.

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Okay so I'm a lab and my wife is a nurse. 

My wife cannot take a joke about her field. At all. I've joked about her being a waitress to the patients bringing them sandwiches on demand and dealt with the fallout from that.

She claims nurses have jokes about lab that she would never say to my face and she cannot believe I would make such a hurtful joke, which I've picked up from other nurses.

So, please tell me if my wife is out of line and then share your most ludicrous and outlandish lab jokes. Trust me I can take it 😉

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9 minutes ago, Roger reed said:

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So, please tell me if my wife is out of line and then share your most ludicrous and outlandish lab jokes. Trust me I can take it 😉

No, she isn't.  However, you are if you continue this behavior knowing that she finds it offensive.

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ArmyRntoMD is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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I think that’s pretty sensitive. I often joke that RN stands for refreshments and narcotics. Everyone needs to lighten up, when I was in the Army we poked fun at ourselves too. It’s healthy. 

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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If it upsets her, then you stop. It's not a joke if she is upset. 

Also nobody is 'a lab' that is a dog.

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I’m sorry but this smells of an SDN troll. They like to do this and then have a good laugh at the butt-hurt nurses. Don’t take the bait. 

Joking within one’s profession is usually ok. Joking about another’s is never cool. 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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24 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

I’m sorry but this smells of an SDN troll. They like to do this and then have a good laugh at the butt-hurt nurses. Don’t take the bait. 

Joking within one’s profession is usually ok. Joking about another’s is never cool. 

What is SDN? (I always like to be current in Troll anthropology...)

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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13 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

What is SDN? (I always like to be current in Troll anthropology...)

Student Doctor Network--it's like the doctor version of AllNurses, but the contributors tend to be a bit more immature.

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GrumpyRN has 38 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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42 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

I’m sorry but this smells of an SDN troll. They like to do this and then have a good laugh at the butt-hurt nurses. Don’t take the bait. 

There is a part of I think reddit which asks AITA (Am I The A) either way if this is true or if it is the Student Doctor Network, the OP is the A!

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Student Doctor Network. They have an overall poor opinion of nurses/nursing education and very much enjoy coming onto this site, riling us up and having a good laugh at the stupid nurses who think they’re so smart. It’s happened more than once over the years. 

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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This has nothing to do with nursing. OP, if you value your wife and your marriage, you will stop making jokes that offend her. Full stop.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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39 minutes ago, adventure_rn said:

Student Doctor Network--it's like the doctor version of AllNurses, but the contributors tend to be a bit more immature.

I hate to ask this, but do student doctors...eat their young??

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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4 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

I hate to ask this, but do student doctors...eat their young??

I believe that the attendings feast on the tender flesh of fellows, who in turn eat their residents, who consequently eat their medical students.

Meanwhile, the medical students eat nothing, which is why they take out their hangry aggression on unsuspecting AllNurses.

But eventually those cranky student doctors become grown-up doctors who go on to eat everybody else, and the Circle of Life continues.

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