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The taste of crow in the morning......

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Student barrels through my office door like she owns the place ..........

Student walks directly up to my desk "Mrs. J!!! Mrs. J!!!!"

**She has done this on several occasions**

I was on the phone with the principal and told this student "Suzie! That is rude, do NOT interrupt when I am on the phone!"

I finished up my phone call......looked at Suzie and said "Now Suzie, how may I help you."

Suzie says in the calmest of voices......."My teacher is on the floor in the hallway"

What!!!!!!

Thank Goodness, the teacher was fine! Nothing serious, she just needed to sit for a minute BUT BOY DID I FEEL HORRIBLE!!!

Lessons learned everyday!

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

Glad all is well!

I had a similar situation except with my own children. They were playing in the snow a couple winters ago (polar vortex in Chicago) and digging a tunnel. I was vacuuming and heard my oldest daughter:

Her- Mom! Mom! MOM!!!!!!

Me *thinking* Nope. Not turning around. Not gonna do it. I'm so sick and tired of them banging on the bathroom door while I shower to tell me inane things and interrupting me. Nope, just gonna keep vacuuming......

Her- MOOOOOOM!!!!!! MOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!

Me- *still thinking* NO no no no no no. Don't give in. Be strong. Keep vacuuming.

Her- *holds up blood soaked paper towel* MOM!!! Jessica needs help!!!

Turns out my younger daughter had leaned down as my older daughter was digging out snow and gotten in the path of the garden spade they were using. Deep cut to the side of her nose requiring 1 internal and 5 external sutures and 3 sutures to another cut on her eyebrow. I didn't even think until we were sitting at urgent care how close it was to hitting her eye. Half an inch at most. Could've been much worse.

After thought- I used Mederma on it for a full year since it is in such a prominent place and the scar is very light. I don't know what it would look like if I hadn't used it, but I'm glad I did! She is very fair skinned and I was worried she would have an inch long dark scar in the middle of her face.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

I once had to wait for quite good few minutes in line in hotel lobby in order to present the "desk administrator" with the fact that there was a woman in one of receptions' wing restrooms, half unconscious, gray, sweaty and clenching her chest.The smart cookie in his impeccable business attire was too busy booking at first, and then he snapped that he had two more people in line ahead of me. Thanks God, another smart cookie came and got things running after I calmly told her that at that time they had a big chance of finding a body there.

The waitress I alerted and asked to either get help or just stay there till I do it, flat out refused because, apparently, she would be fired if she'd left her bar. And, mind you, that place was POSH with all letters capital. Granted, they apologized profusely but their 30% off coupon for any future stay still gathers dust somewhere. I cannot treat stupid, but I do not want to associate with any of them any more thsn I absolutely cannot avoid.

huffmannurse

Has 30 years experience.

I cannot treat stupid, but I do not want to associate with any of them any more thsn I absolutely cannot avoid.

LOVE THIS QUOTE>>>>>I think I will tuck it away for just the right moment. :yes:

SnowyJ, RN

Has 28 years experience.

Yesterday I had a frequent flyer barf to rival The exorcist after I lectured him about how much class he has missed for tummy aches this year...And asked if maybe he was just feeling anxious. :geek:

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

Yesterday I had a frequent flyer barf to rival The exorcist after I lectured him about how much class he has missed for tummy aches this year...And asked if maybe he was just feeling anxious. :geek:

Ew! Yuck!

Yesterday I had a frequent flyer barf to rival The exorcist after I lectured him about how much class he has missed for tummy aches this year...And asked if maybe he was just feeling anxious. :geek:

That's the worst but you know boy who cried wolf and all...

SnowyJ, RN

Has 28 years experience.

Yes, and I did apologize for doubting him...:sniff:

cynmrn

Specializes in School Nursing, Telemetry. Has 2 years experience.

Yesterday I had a frequent flyer barf to rival The exorcist after I lectured him about how much class he has missed for tummy aches this year...And asked if maybe he was just feeling anxious. :geek:

Same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago! Kid comes down for meds and always tries to weasel into resting on one of the bunks. He complained of a belly ache and I sent him on his way after taking his temp. Next thing I know I have a frantic teacher yelling, "Nurse! Nurse!" and he's on his hands and knees in the hallway vomiting. When he was through, he looked up and said, "I told you my stomach hurt!" LOL. Can't win 'em all.

Don't feel bad. It's like the boy who cried wolf, you didn't know it was serious this time.