Talk about turkeys? - Share Your Favorite Thanksgiving Stories

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Horseshoe, BSN, RN

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I worked 10 Thanksgivings in a row. The last one, a patient threw a carton of milk at me, saying "I said I wanted CREAM." It didn't hit me. I called the nursing supervisor, who spoke with her and told her that being assaulted was not in our job description. She wrote in the log for incidents that "nothing would please this patient. Nurses bending over backwards for her, patient conduct indefensible."

Yay for supportive adminstration!

That was the last Thanksgiving I ever worked. Yay for M-F/non holiday facilities!

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

3,729 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 21 years experience.

My Mom is a retired nurse and I grew up never knowing when to actually expect the holidays to be celebrated. We have done Thanksgiving and Christmas on days other than the actual holiday more often than not.

I don't know if it's residual guilt over never celebrating holidays on the actual holiday but ever since she retired she goes WAY overboard with the cooking. Everybody likes something different [at least according to Mom] so she is cooking one 16 pound turkey, 2 ducks, a Prime Rib and of course all the sides and appetizers and deserts including three different pies. This is for 7 people. I don't care how hungry she thinks we are, there is absolutely no way all that food gets consumed! Anybody want to come over for dinner? We should have enough to invite at least 10 more people.

Farawyn

12,646 Posts

Has 25 years experience.

I'll be there, thank you!

Specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU. Has 45 years experience.
My Mom is a retired nurse and I grew up never knowing when to actually expect the holidays to be celebrated. We have done Thanksgiving and Christmas on days other than the actual holiday more often than not.

I don't know if it's residual guilt over never celebrating holidays on the actual holiday but ever since she retired she goes WAY overboard with the cooking. Everybody likes something different [at least according to Mom] so she is cooking one 16 pound turkey, 2 ducks, a Prime Rib and of course all the sides and appetizers and deserts including three different pies. This is for 7 people. I don't care how hungry she thinks we are, there is absolutely no way all that food gets consumed! Anybody want to come over for dinner? We should have enough to invite at least 10 more people.

I'll be there! Want me to bring anyone else?

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 21 years experience.
I'll be there! Want me to bring anyone else?

Sure, bring your dog. Between all our family dogs there are only 6 and if they get all the leftovers [which of course the spoiled mutts will] they will end up like Ruby's dogs, projectile pooping turkey fat!

And yes, I said 6 dogs for 7 people. My Mom has one, my daughter has two and I have three. But that is still not enough dogs to eat all the stuff the humans don't want plus the table scraps without getting sick.

Specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU. Has 45 years experience.
Sure, bring your dog. Between all our family dogs there are only 6 and if they get all the leftovers [which of course the spoiled mutts will] they will end up like Ruby's dogs, projectile pooping turkey fat!

And yes, I said 6 dogs for 7 people. My Mom has one, my daughter has two and I have three. But that is still not enough dogs to eat all the stuff the humans don't want plus the table scraps without getting sick.

I'm afraid I can't bring my dog as I haven't got one. I do have 2 cats. If you want me to bring them along they could distract the dogs from begging for table scraps.

Farawyn

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Has 25 years experience.
Sure, bring your dog. Between all our family dogs there are only 6 and if they get all the leftovers [which of course the spoiled mutts will] they will end up like Ruby's dogs, projectile pooping turkey fat!

And yes, I said 6 dogs for 7 people. My Mom has one, my daughter has two and I have three. But that is still not enough dogs to eat all the stuff the humans don't want plus the table scraps without getting sick.

Lola and I will be there. I'll bring wine and pecan pie as well. I make a really great pecan pie.

Davey Do

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Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 44 years experience.
This Thanksgiving, I've been stressed. Davey Do and No Stars chipped in and got me a Spa Day.

Imagine my surprise when I was plucked, trussed and rubbed all over with butter! (Best Spa Day ever!)

Shortcut:

Farawyn

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Has 25 years experience.
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Ahh, Davey, it's all about the journey, dontcha know?

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 21 years experience.
Farawyn said:

Lola and I will be there. I'll bring wine and pecan pie as well. I make a really great pecan pie.

well even though there are three pies coming, none are pecan and that is my all time fave. And wine, yeah also my fave. Lola will get along great with the rest of the Bumpus like, turkey stealing hounds. Come on over!

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 21 years experience.
I'm afraid I can't bring my dog as I haven't got one. I do have 2 cats. If you want me to bring them along they could distract the dogs from begging for table scraps.

The cats could add a fun dimension to the festivities. Come on over! Knowing my Mom she'd have a blast feeding a bigger crowd. Plus it'll save me from leftover hell later. After all, there's only so many things that can be done with leftover turkey.

Farawyn

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Has 25 years experience.
The cats could add a fun dimension to the festivities. Come on over! Knowing my Mom she'd have a blast feeding a bigger crowd. Plus it'll save me from leftover hell later. After all, there's only so many things that can be done with leftover turkey.