The Best Revenge is living well!
In our Class that started training in 1969 we had one little girl,young woman, but looked very young, who was constantly unsure of herself, constantly!! The time came to start doing bed baths (yuk) and poor Lisa was assigned to an ex-military man who, unbeknownst to her, was an amputee. She started her bath and did everything according to the manual. At our debriefing in class after the first bath experience, Lisa put her hand up to ask a question.
"What do you do when the book says to wash both legs?"
The instructor looked at her strangely and said "Well, that is what you do, wash two legs!"
Lisa asks "What if the patient only has one leg?"
The instructor was trying to ignore the rest of us snickering, and said, "Well you just wash the one, why do you ask?"
Lisa says "My patient only had one leg and I didn't know what to do." She was near tears by then.
The instructor asked her what she did do!
Lisa answers "Well, there was nobody to ask, so I did the one leg twice!!"
Class was out for the day, Lisa overcame her shyness after sometime, but the washing of one leg twice was her trademark,and is to this day.And we got a class off because nobody could stop laughing!!
Grace General Hospital School of Nursing,
The only place on earth where something like that would happen!!!*lol*