I nearly lost my cool this morning...

  1. ::Admin please do not post to Facebook::

    Came in this morning to a maggot taped to a post-it note on the middle of my desk, with a note stating it had been found own a student's backpack. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?! There it was, right smack-dab in the middle of all of my things. What the heck am I supposed to do about that? I absolutely lost it- although I was able to keep it together enough to not look absolutely nuts. It's that kind of stuff that makes me crazy.
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  3. by   kidzcare
    Oh, my goodness! How disrespectful! How would ANYONE feel about having a maggot taped to their desk?? Gross.
  4. by   Supernrse01
    Quote from kidzcare
    Oh, my goodness! How disrespectful! How would ANYONE feel about having a maggot taped to their desk?? Gross.
    This is exactly what I said to the teacher, once I was able to figure out who had actually left it for me!
  5. by   iggywench
    Maybe you should find some graphic images, like some of the results of HPV, and post them in the faculty restrooms for their viewing pleasure. You could call it health education. When I worked for a pediatrician, the Gardasil rep came in with a flip book of those images, and I will never forget them.
  6. by   LikeTheDeadSea
  7. by   WineRN
    I would be upset too.

    And the worst thing about this is, I can see WHY they did it to you. They see you as an expert in all things frightening: blood, boogers and bugs. So in her mind she probably though she caught some disease carrying agent of doom that a student brought in from home and the best person to show was you. The expert. Since you weren't there, leaving it for you to find to evaluate also made sense.

    I've said it before, I'm not sure how some of my staff has raised children based on what they send to me/call me down for.
  8. by   SaltineQueen
    What in the actual heck?

    And why, unless someone is walking around your school with a disgusting gangrenous wound, is this maggot your problem?!?!
  9. by   imaneedmycoffeefirst89
    Quote from WineRN
    I would be upset too.

    And the worst thing about this is, I can see WHY they did it to you. They see you as an expert in all things frightening: blood, boogers and bugs. So in her mind she probably though she caught some disease carrying agent of doom that a student brought in from home and the best person to show was you. The expert. Since you weren't there, leaving it for you to find to evaluate also made sense.

    I've said it before, I'm not sure how some of my staff has raised children based on what they send to me/call me down for.
    Picture would have sufficed, imo.
  10. by   nmr79
    Oh yuck!
  11. by   Supernrse01
    Quote from SaltineQueen
    What in the actual heck?

    And why, unless someone is walking around your school with a disgusting gangrenous wound, is this maggot your problem?!?!
    Exactly what I said! In fact, I pointed out that once, way back in my early nursing years, I had a patient undergoing maggot therapy, for a leg wound.
  12. by   Supernrse01
    Quote from imaneedmycoffeefirst89
    Picture would have sufficed, imo.
    I didn't even need the picture lol
    Not grossed out by it, I just don't think it was a nursing issue.
  13. by   MHDNURSE
    I would be fuming. Curious what you said to the teacher, and what her response to you was.
  14. by   ABRN2012
    I would be livid! But it is the kind of thing that would happen to me too. My thing is why do they think we are the all knowing "bug people". Why do they think it is our job to get rid of said bugs. I mean we can identify lice but I didn't take a bug 101 class in college. They call me all the time because they found a bug on something. Most of the time it is baby roaches and they think they are bed bugs. I honestly for the life of me do not understand why we get all bug calls. I tell them to call an exterminator because I dont know anything about bugs!
    And on another note we lived in a neighborhood one time where there were livestock right behind our houses and flies literally in swarms. And for some reason there were maggots on anything we sat outside. We couldnt put our trash out the night before pickup because the bag would be covered in maggots. Our outside furniture had maggots. All our neighbors had the same problem. I guess where ever flies are you have maggots. So them finding one doesn't necessarily mean said students parents were "dirty". Ugh!

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