"Nurse Quacktitioner." - page 4

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  1. by   BamaBound2bRN
    [QUOTE=gauge14iv]All of this - and thousands of other things boil down to the increasing expectations of political correctness. Personally - I think it's all gone too far. Nobody has a sense of humor anymore, people are afraid to say what they think and God (or Allah or whatever you call him (or her) if I have to be politically correct about it) forbid ANYBODY have an opinion!


    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  2. by   tweetyd
    [FONT="Century Gothic"]I bought one and quacked up:chuckle
    Not every thing is so serious
  3. by   Stitchie
    Quote from tweetyd
    [FONT="Century Gothic"]I bought one and quacked up:chuckle
    Not every thing is so serious
    Love that!
  4. by   smk1
    I was all riled up... and then i saw that the toy was actually a duck. They probably truly didn't mean any harm here...
  5. by   Stitchie
    Quote from carolinapooh
    Was it Mark Twain who said "I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person"? Their reaction proves to me that those eleven individuals are morons. And if they were MY doctors, I'd find new ones immediately.

    When people are insecure, they make fun of others. Guess these doctors are peeing their pants in FEAR.
    For the 11 insecure docs in the UK:
    There's a part of me that hopes there's more than one bodily function malfunctioning at this point for these individuals. I get the impression that UK society is very regimented, class conscious and therefore the NP threat must be even more intimitading. Too damned bad -- roll with it or look like a fool in the eyes of your co-workers.

    As has been stated before, it's just a silly kid's toy. I might ebay a couple for myself for my girls. They can play nurse then, complete with baby scrubs and toy medical equipment!
  6. by   suebird3
    I think s/he is cute! :chuckle I have a stuffed animal....a rat.....that is named "Nurse Rat-ingale". My mom got me her when I got out of LPN school. I really think it is all in fun, IMHO.

  7. by   ali_gator
    I'm not at all bothered by the doll; it think it's rather cute! I am, however, distressed that these so-called "professionals" would delight in degrading the nursing profession. I'm suprised that MDs would be so childish. People in healthcare are not supposed to work antagonistically.

    Wetting their pants in laughter? More like wetting their pants in fear. If NPs were really quacks, they wouldn't be so fired up about this, reaching for any crumb they can. This childish behavior is pathetic.

    Having been to many NPs myself, I can vouche for how excellent they are.
    Last edit by ali_gator on Jan 17, '06
  8. by   chadash
    In the same VEIN,
    How bout the urologist that repaired urethral-rectal fistulas. His name was Pierre....
    Help me here, there has to be some good ones....
  9. by   biscuit07
    I just bought one today and on sale for $1.50 at a K-mart in Norfolk, VA. It is not offensive at all and definately doesn't discourage me from my dreams of becoming an NP. If anything, it's like a little reminder that i can keep on my desk, letting me know that i can make it through school.
  10. by   chadash
    And when the two doctors go into practice together, is it a paradox...
    hey, Im struggling here....someone got to have a funny one..
  11. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from siri

    i sent an email to mattel today. hope to hear back from them.....
    wow i just feel like i was slapped in the face. kudos to you siri, i hope you do hear something, like an apology.

    remember the article that doctor wrote in gh about nurses and sucking up to us to get their family members better care? this month there are two letters to the editor regarding his degrading statements. no reply by gh. if i find it, i'll post it.
  12. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from whiskeygirl
    It is funny. However, I totally understand where you are coming from.

    But really, the toy was intended to be a play on words, not to be offensive to NPs. And its a toy for kids. They won't make that kind of connection.
    I give kids alot more credit. They will get it and they will form opinions. Sad
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    GH editor did reply to both, it was right below the two letters they published on the 'letters to the editor' page. Which i'm sure they'll receive email about the flippiant "good idea" they suggested as the excuse for publishing it.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Jan 21, '06