Saturday, January 29, 2011

An encounter with Dr. Pleasant, resident physician:

Dr. P: "What's a blunt?"

Nurse Jo, without looking up from her charting: "A cigar that's been hollowed out and refilled with marijuana."

(a few minutes later)

Dr. P: "This patient has trich. What do we do for that?"

Nurse Jo, without looking up: "Two grams of Flagyl PO, given once."

(a few more minutes pass)

Dr. P: "Why have I been humming 'I Think We're Alone Now' all day? I hate Debbie Gibson!"

Nurse Jo, without looking up: "That's actually Tiffany."

Dr. P: "That is the most disturbing thing you've known all day."

Nurse Jo, your source for all drug, sexually-transmitted-infection, and bad 80's pop knowledge.

17 comments:

Maha said...

I think Dr P now knows that you're all sorts of awesome!

me said...

You so awesome! :-)

Luis said...

If "trich" is an STI in your world, I guess it means trichomoniasis? In my field it means "trichotillomania" and is not treated with Flagyl, although sometimes antianxiety meds may help.

me said...

Tommy James & The Shondells did it first...

Penny said...

You say that as if drugs, STDs and 80's pop don't belong together.

Jo said...

Hey, Me? If Dr. P has ever heard of Tommy James and the Shondells, I'll eat my fuzzy cow-shaped hat.

RehabNurse said...

ROFLMAO!

I love it...and the word verification which made me think of big hair: twhair.

Rosanna said...

Yep, more-than-likely (with Dr. P.), you *sure* won't hafta worry, Jo........ about eatin' your fuzzy cow-shaped hat, (haha)!!

Moose said...

Trivial Pursuit: The Nurse Edition

'Drea said...

It's good to have knowledge from a variety of disciplines. ;)

Nice post.

Charlotte said...

Funniest thing I read all day! I love you.

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The album I heard over and over was TJ and the Shondells; Children Behave, I think we’re alone now. The album had a horizontal interpretation with some fat font...

why do I remember stuff like this ?~~?

Melissa said...

hahaha love this!

Andrea said...

Hey hey hey Debbie Gibson and Tiffany are not bad 80s pop. They're essential 80s pop.

Well, now that I think about it, pretty much ALL 80s pop was bad.

Ok.

Laura said...

I want you on my team for Trivial Pursuit!

torontoemerg said...

Nurse Jo, your source for all drug, sexually-transmitted-infection, and bad 80's pop knowledge.

Do you suppose they're all related? Just speaking as the Class of '87.

Chef Green said...

HA! Wonderful post. I'm back-reading your fantastic blog.
I just had to give Tiffany a shout out-I saw her at the VIP tent at Pride last year. A young (very) disabled guy was a huge fan but couldn't make it into the tent because it was not handicap accessible.
It was about a million degrees outside, everyone was all snippy--but she got his number, called him and chatted for a while. AND SANG TO HIM. On the phone. What? She won all the cool points on the planet for that.