Be Nice To Nurses
When you're hospitalized, it pays to be nice to your
nurse, even when you're feeling miserable. A bossy
businessman learned this 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, "Sir, I must take your temperature."
After several minutes of complaints 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. 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?" asked 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."