Thursday, July 24, 2008

What was that again?

True story:

A relatively new nurse was taking care of a man who had to have an oxygen mask. While she was in his room, he asked her, "Could you please check to see if my testicles are black?"

She thought, "What???" but said, "I'm sure they are fine."

He persisted. "I really need you to check and see if my testicles are black."

She reassured him, "No, that's not what you're in here for. I'm sure they are fine." (Thinking: "I do not want to see this man's testicles.")

Still. "No, really. Could you please check to see if my testicles are black."

"Okay, I can see that this is really important to you." So she pulls back the blanket, lifts the man's gown, and checks.

"Sir, everything looks just fine."

He gives her a scathing look, pulls his oxygen mask off, and says, "Listen very carefully. I said, 'Could you please check to see if my test results are back.'"



cari said...

Very funny!

This reminded me of the time I worked at Kinko's while in college and this guy wanted multiple copies of a report he wrote. I asked him if he wanted it collated and looked at me like he didn't understand so I said, "Do you want sets?"
He was shocked and said, "Thanks, I but I was just looking for some copies today."
Everyone around was laughing and then I got the misunderstanding.
I said, "Uh, no, no, no! Sets -- S, E, T, S!"
It was really funny.

Lyle said...

I got to be more careful what I read when the kids are asleep. I'm liable to wake them up from laughing.

Dalene said...

I don't usually say this, but ROTFL.

Julie said...

Oh cari.....that is AWESOME!

Lyle: better to do it while they're asleep and don't come running to ask, "Why are you laughing so hard?" I hate having to explain stuff like this.

Dalene: LOL. It's a good one.

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