Friday, December 26, 2014

From the “Life Happens Files”

These are supposedly true stories I have found on the internet and thought they might give your day a needed smile or two…

Hospital Regulations:

Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found an elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet-who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital. After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down, I asked if his wife was meeting him. “I don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.” –Patsy R. Dancey

Urine Sample:

One crazy day in our pediatric clinic saw me hand a young patient a urine sample container and tell him to fill it up in the bathroom. A few minutes later, he returned to my nurse’s station with an empty cup. “I didn’t need this after all,” he said. “There was a toilet in there.” –Linda Feikle


Watching a movie recently, I couldn’t hear the dialogue over the chatter of the two women in front of me. Unable to bear it any longer, I tapped one of them on the shoulder. “Excuse me,” I said. “I can’t hear.” “I should hope not,” she answered. “This is a private conversation.” –David Carver

A Discovery:

My husband decided to install a light switch in our master bedroom. Cutting into the wall, he discovered a stash of bottles and boxes. “Honey!” he called excitedly. “Come see what I found!” I ran in and quickly realized that his next task would be to fix the hole he had made in the back of our medicine cabinet. –Nola Pirar

Today's Reflection:
The answers to life's problems are not at the bottom of a bottle.... they're on TV!

Live Long and Prosper...

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