Just once i'd like to do this!!

  1. Forwarded by an "Advocacy" friend

    When you're hospitalized, it pays to be nice to your nurse, even when you're feeling miserable.

    A bossy businessman learned the hard way after ordering his nurses around as if they were his employees.

    But the head nurse stood up to him. One morning she entered his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature."

    After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.

    No, I'm sorry," the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I can't use an oral thermometer."

    This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his bottom.

    After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay just like that until I get back!"

    She left the door to his room open on her way out, and he cursed under his breath as he heard people walking past his door laughing.

    After almost an hour, the man's doctor came into the room. "What's going on here?" asked the doctor.

    Angrily, the man answers, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?"

    Yes," said the doctor. "But never with a daffodil."
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i have seen this joke but the "thermometer" was a carnation instead. Same impact. some really NEED this therapy.
  4. by   J-RN student
  5. by   karenG

    said it before but never upset a nurse. you will always regret it!! good to know it applies in the usa as well!!!

  6. by   NS_RN
    Hey...That remimnd me...What did the nurse say when she found a rectal thermometer in her pocket???
    "Some ******* has my pen!"

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