Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 10

This thread is started in honor of my darling husband, who told me this morning that he almost woke me early because he had a bowel obstruction. I said, "A bowel obstruction? Really? Tell me... Read More

  1. by   Just a Dose
    Ok, let's give knzaku a break for her post. She already confessed that's she's just sensitive to the term 'stupid', and now she's laughing about it. Besides, someone had to stick up for the underdog here (non medical people).

    So, back to the original post... I wish I could report something silly that my husband has said, but he's just too smart to make any mistakes.
    Last edit by Just a Dose on Jan 7, '10 : Reason: type too fast
  2. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from knzaku
    i didn't see any humor in any of these comments at all except ignorance in the posting! you don't expect people who aren't nurses or medical experts to understand and discuss medical issues like you do. you too make funny comments on other fields everyday but you don't realize. the title "stupid things said by..." is even hilarious!! you think your spouses are fools and you are the nerd? if only we can be sensitive to different backgrounds and occupations then we will understand that our relatives and friends don't have to be medics
    i must respectfully disagree with your post. my husband (among many others here) knows i adore him and respect his knowledge in his chosen field. in fact, my husband has an international reputation in his field, but that hasn't stopped him from making some pretty asinine assumptions and remarks about health-related matters. by the same token, he who is fluent in several different languages, snickers from time to time at my rusty french and spanish high school and college student french and spanish. doesn't bother me at all because it wasn't my chosen area. he lived and taught in france while he completed his phd. and says his spoken "everyday" french is comparable to archie bunker's english. when he
    needs to speak it for a professional function, he speaks more formally.

    he's my biggest supporter and can be my toughest critic and i am the same for him. when i look at him today, i see who i saw 28 years ago.:heartbeat i don't see balding, gray hairs, or wrinkles and creases and neither does he.:heartbeat heck! this man is useful in a very practical way -- he has asked for and bought tampons in several languages...

    what we never ever forget though is that despite our occasional poking fun at each other foibles and remarks, is that we love, respect and cherish each other.:redpinkhe some remarks, however, are simply too good to pass up.:d

    shar pei mom

  3. by   luvnicubabies
    My sister in law insists that every time we are sick with a head cold or cough that it is because we have been "outside in the weather". "Well, you shouldn't have been outside the other day, and wasn't your hair wet?"
  4. by   chelynn
    My husband always complains that I'll get sick everytime I go out with wet hair no matter how many times I tell him people get sick from GERMS!
  5. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from chelynn
    my husband always complains that i'll get sick everytime i go out with wet hair no matter how many times i tell him people get sick from germs!
    i know the ones. they tell you when you go with wet or damp hair in october that you'll get either a cold or pneumonia and when you do get a cold (or allergies) the next july, it's because you went outside with wet hair back in october.

    shar pei mom
  6. by   knzaku
    stupid NEVER equals fun
  7. by   VivaRN
    Him: Sometimes this thing happens where the back of my neck gets really red and hot.

    Me: That's called a sunburn.

    There is also someone in his family that everyone told me is a nurse, their go-to person on health issues. I talked to her and she is a drug rep. Oh my.
  8. by   sharpeimom
    i'm sorry this thread offends you so greatly. it was started with aboveboard and honorable intentions.
    this thread is part vent, part humor, and part omg. as you read more and more threads and are a member longer, you will see that despite using an occasional word that someone finds offensive or objectionable, we aren't a bad bunch. please don't get a good thread most of us have enjoyed reading and contributing to closed down. if it's really that offensive to you, find yourself another one.

    welcome to allnurses!!

    shar pei mom
  9. by   meintheUSA
    Quote from knzaku
    stupid NEVER equals fun
    NO, but it makes me giggle.....
  10. by   freeflowchi
    I do not have a story right now, but have to say how much I enjoyed all of the stories told here. We can almost all relate. After being involved in some contentious postings, I am relieved that there is humor and light on this site.

    Thank you all for posting and keeping me laughing in difficult times!
  11. by   NeedchangeofPace
    Quote from sharpeimom
    ....heck! this man is useful in a very practical way -- he has asked for and bought tampons in several languages...

    that is way too funny!!!!

  12. by   Dijon
    my dad and mom were very traditional parents they actually raised me in very traditional way but not see they they made me believe that you shouldn't take a bath in the evening because it will make your blood lesser (in a sense like anemia and hypotension) and i said (consciously) HUH!?! *** !!! u gotta be kidding me folks come on are you on drugs!!!???....but anyway i love my parents so i continued my night bath even though they feel like they want me to be pulled out in the shower.. heheheh another instances when my mom and i had an argument because i was in fever that time and she want me to be well ventilated in my room while waiting for my meds so she turned on the electric fan in number 4 which is not your ideal ventilition i was in my bed in light clothings and and thin blanket covered and drank a lot of water so i can produce sweat to facilitate thermoregulation...and i was so annoyed because the fan was blowing so hard that it even blew my thin blankets away like there was a tornado...and my mom scolded me for turning the fan slow( like number 1) and she said.. why are you turning the fan that way, it wont do any good for you coz you wont be ventilated, ARE YOU SURE YOUR A NURSE??! coz as if you dont know these things..... i said in my mind, mom thats the problem how can i be ventilated and produce sweat at the same time when your turning the fan on number 4..GEE!!!!
  13. by   EricJRN
    From an ex-girlfriend:

    "What in the world do you do with four nights off every week?"