Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Confessions of a Nurse


I think I have already made it pretty clear that sometimes I say things in an inappropriate way. It is a gift, really.

Recently, while at work, I did it yet again. Have you ever seen these funny little blue booties? We have to wear them over our shoes at work when we go back to the OR area. All of our patients have to wear them when they go back to the OR area as well. 

The problem with these dumb blue booties is they come kind of wadded up and people have a real hard time even finding the hole where their foot enters. Several times a day I find a patient struggling with them and I do the shoe salesman thing, squat down and put them on for them. I was doing just that one day when the patient made some comment about how easy I made it look. 

OK. 

Fine. 

Until...

I chuckle and say, "Yep. I'm a highly skilled professional. That's what I went to college for, to learn how to work the booty."

Yep. That is what came out of my mouth.