Don't feel bad............it happens in LTC too.
The other day I was standing at my med cart......dressed in scrubs
per normal.......drawing up insulin into a syringe. Suddenly a group of about eight or ten people came rushing into the building with cake and all sorts of party goods for one of the residents on my floor, and one of them called to me, "Hey, could you get us some napkins?"
Now, ordinarily I just let this sort of thing run off my back, but that day the absurdity of the request hit me and it was all I could do not to burst out laughing. That had to be one of the top 10 dumbest things I have ever been asked for in the nursing home. I mean, the last time I checked, my name badge said "RN" in big black letters---I wanted to ask them how do you mistake a nurse for the maid? And why didn't you bring your OWN napkins along with all the other crap you dragged in (and which we will no doubt have to pick up after your party is over)?
Of course, I said nothing of the kind, and very politely directed them to the kitchen---I was on an insulin run, and had no time to be playing Flo the waitress. Ridiculous.:icon_roll