Friday, December 28, 2007

Those Were The Days

I am the queen of embarassing moments. Not only do I fall flat on my ass in front of patients, but I also fart in front of them too. I wish I could say I was cool enough to have done it on purpose. Um, yeah.................no.

Not only did I fart in front of a patient, but I also did it while their entire family was in the room. And by entire family I mean all 436 of them - or so it seemed at the time.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Mother - patient who received my wonderful wind

Husband - man who laughed so hard he almost fell off his chair

Son - teenage boy who blushed more than I did

Sister In Law - wearing more bling than any redneck woman ever should. Can I just say that a wifebeater on a woman wearing multiple diamond rings is immensely ironic?

Brother of the Mother - husband to sister in law mentioned above. Wearing a matching wifebeater that said "I'll drink to that!"

4 kids under the age of 8 - self explanatory. Farting is always funny to kids

Grandmother - at least she couldn't hear shit (no pun intended of course) and had no clue what was going on.

Nurse - me



I'd rather fart in the bathtub to make my own personal jacuzzi than to ever, ever, ever do so in front of a patient. It's funny at home - it ain't so funny at work. OK, OK - maybe I was the only one who wasn't laughing.

4 comments:

The T-Dude said...

My 12 year old would have cracked a smile as well.

Corey said...

Well now, thats an interesting image. I don't know if i could have maintained my composure.

As an EMT-B i do my ER rotations and usually wind up just moving patients and helping clean up the linens and such when patient's mess themselves. I've been farted ON and peed ON by patients but never broke wind in front of them.

On a side note, i love reading your blog, hours of entertainment.

I just started one of my own documenting my trip to becoming an EMT-B.

http://volunteerinsanity.blogspot.com

The T-Dude said...

Hey...where's my ER critique! I'm dying to hear your thoughts.

Saramedic said...

As a totally unrelated comment... What happens on the 50-yard line, stays on the 50-yard line! How's nursing in the wild west? (besides gassy)