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Humor Today: Just For Fun

There is an old saying, “You do not really know someone until you have lived with them.” Well in a sense our nurses, when we have them, are here 8 hours a day 5 days a week. We have two that are working with my son now and they both have a habit that is just kind of annoying to me. More of a pet peeve. This isn’t a rant about skills and quite honestly is going to sound very odd coming from a man. “Is it that hard to put the toilet lid down?” There I said it and I’m sure you are laughing hysterically now. We have had many nurses over the past few years and we have never had this issue. Oddly I am experiencing it with two simultaneously. It is a conspiracy! Now to clarify I am not talking about the seat, which many men are guilty of leaving up. No, I’m referring to the lid to the toilet. Now this is probably a quirky thing for me and my wife, but we always close the lid. My wife has trained me well, so there is hope for those who are trying!

When you go into someone’s home, at least I am, more conscious of how I handle and leave things. They are not mine. I treat other people’s property with respect. Yes, that includes their toilet in my case, I leave it as I found it. Now as a guest it is possible to forget and just do what you do at home, but you would think that after several weeks of lifting the lid to use the bathroom each time it might click. The other bizarre behavior is no putting toilet paper on the holder. I know this is getting odder by the minute isn’t it. I tested to see how long it would go. After 2 1/2 rolls I finally placed the 1/2 roll on the holder. I wonder if they noticed? Probably as much as they noticed my following them and closing the lid. Mind you, we have 4 bathrooms in our house, one of which is exclusively used by his nurses because it is by his room. This is why I know it is them and not some secret test by my wife. Okay, now I’m being silly. I just find it interesting that these things happen and they just got me to thinking. That in turn was the inception of the idea and creative spark that is this post.  I do not get out much, but that is evident now more than ever I think.

Ironically, I was thinking about this today as I went about doing the housework while we actually had a nurse present and I began to also notice that one of them is constantly leaving lights on. Finally today, she used the microwave for her lunch.  I watched her remove her food and walk away without closing the door. I was shocked. So for kicks I left it open. When she was done eating she returned to the kitchen and moved the door out of her way, but did not close it, to keep it from hitting her in the head. I suppose I should note that the microwave hangs under the cabinet over the stove. When open though as soon as you turn the corner to the kitchen it is in your face, poor design! Again, nothing serious but more humor. It got me to wondering? Does her microwave at home stay open when not in use? Does she leave all the lights on in her house all day? Is she every man’s dream woman because he won’t have to worry about putting the toilet seat down? Just food for thought, but it is interesting the little things you notice about individuals when they are in your house for long periods of time. Hope this brightens someone’s day or provides a much needed laugh to ease the stress of the day.

I hope you enjoyed my mindless muse,

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All or None

Nothing of great overwhelming importance here. More sharing the comic relief we get from time to time. I find our luck with scheduling appointments for my son to be comical at times. I mean really the oddities that occur and the luck we have is uncanny. I’ll give you a great example. We have been waiting for a particular assessment appointment for months, we have a pending surgery that is due to be scheduled and finally we get a reminder card in the mail that it is dentist time as well. The other day I get an email from the surgical schedulers at the hospital with a date a few months out. As soon as I see the date I just know that our assessment appointment is going to come through for the same time. After a phone call and some pleading I indeed confirmed my fears, the assessment is for the day after the surgery. Obviously that is impossible, so the surgery must be rescheduled since this other appointment is so difficult to obtain. I call this afternoon to make the dentist appointment and the first available is for the day after the assessment. That doesn’t work because we can not travel to the hospital like that on consecutive days and since I’m waiting on an updated surgical schedule I have to wait to get into the dentist. So one arbitrary week a few months ahead and three consecutive days of conflict between the appointments. What are the odds? Well for us it is very common place. 🙂

Thanks for reading my point of view,

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If you are a undependnable nurse, who has averaged just over five call outs per month since November, it is nice wise to ask that client if you could list them as a reference for your resume. Just a few thoughts on this:

  • It is never a good idea to ask that when you are unreliable
  • It should not be asked via text message (yes that is how It was asked) the sad sidebar to that, she left the house ten minutes before said text.
  • It is also not wise to ask for this on a day in which you called in late & also plan to be out the next two shifts, furthering your unreliable status.

Just something to keep in mind for those of you in the job hunt in this tough economy.

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