Clackers: Dorothy's Revenge

  1. Back in 1971, I worked evening shift on a floor that
    had about 40 people. One of our livelier, witter dementia
    patients was a LOL named Dorothy. She was a young 65,
    spunky and vivacious, and she would dance us around the nurse's
    desk singing, "I'm in Love with the Man in the Moon." She was
    But Dorothy had a dark side.
    One night, we were told that Dorothy c/o missing her dentures.
    This went on for a few days, and no amount of coaxing and looking
    at mirrors would convince her that her teeth were in her mouth.
    One evening we all showed up and realized that none of
    the 40 residents had their teeth--except Dorothy.
    We all turned to her.
    "Ha!" She jumped up and down, "That'll teach her for stealing
    my teeth!! I showed her, I did!"
    We followed her dancing, cackling little figure down the hall to her
    room. She proudly opened her dresser drawer.
    There were 40 sets of unmarked, unmatching dentures!

    And if you think THAT's a hoot, you shoulda seen us trying to match
    dents to Pt.'s since their gums had all shrunk so badly most didn't
    fit right anyhow....
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle
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  3. by   NurseDennie


  4. by   Paprikat
    That was a funny story. God bless those old folks!
  5. by   debbyed
  6. by   frann
    Thanks for the good story Sleepyeyes.
    I'm forewarding it to some friends.

    ps please don't think I'm being fresh using those little kissy smiley faces.
  7. by   Cubby
    That is so funny, as long as I am not the one who had to figure out what teeth went to what mouth!!! Thanks for sharing.
  8. by   rachaelm4
    Sorry if off the subject, but I got a big kick out of those smily faces that kiss!:kiss :kiss Their sooo cute!
  9. by   frann
    I'm sorry, I can't help myself either:kiss :kiss
    :kiss :kiss
    kissy kissy
    :kiss :kiss
  10. by   mjnurse
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle :roll :chuckle :roll :chuckle :roll :chuckle
    Revenge is sweet. You guys are too funny!!!
  11. by   aussie oi oi oi
    I love it, having to find one pair of dentures is bad enough but having to fit 40 well, I think they need someone with a degree in .............. well there must be a degree available that specilises in denture finding/fitting/fixing, oh yeah trouble shooters!!