Monday, May 18, 2009

Treat Your Nurse Right

When you’re hospitalized, it pays to be nice to your nurse, even when you’re feeling miserable. A bossy businessman learned the hard way after ordering his nurses around as if they were his employees. But the head nurse stood up to him.

One morning she entered his room and announced, “I have to take your temperature.”

After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.

No, I’m sorry, the nurse stated, “but for this reading, I can’t use an oral thermometer.” This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his bottom.

After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, “I have to get something. Now you stay just like that until I get back.”

She left the door to his room open on her way out, and he cursed under his breath as he heard people walking past his door laughing. After almost an hour, the man’s doctor came into the room.

“What’s going on here?” ask the doctor.

Angrily, the man answers, “What’s the matter, Doc? Haven’t you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?”

“Yes,” said the doctor. “But never with a carnation”.


  1. Hilarious! Ok, people remember this little story. I am going to love "Medical Mondays."

  2. I also loved this story and will enjoy "Medical Mondays." Gregory may also get a chuckle out of some of these.

  3. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

  4. Happy 25th Birthday, Jenna! Hope you got to do something fun and exciting!

  5. What a cute story.....Just blog hopping and enjoyed yours.....Hope you will stop by my new Christmas blog...There is a GREAT GIVEAWAY drawing on OCT 1st

  6. Oh daughter is a NURSE and would love this one.

    I came over from your mom's blog...

    Thanks for the funny today!


  7. LOVE IT!!! Good thing I've always been nice to my nurses!!!!! When I had some surgery a few years ago, my nurse even warmed up a wet towel in the microwave in the nurse lounge to place over my incision and make it feel that awesome or what?????