A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

Hump Day Humor

lunker

Since I moved out West,  one thing I miss a lot is catching those big ole lunkers.  It’s been many years since I was on the other end of a Bass pole.

This morning I checked in this young lady for surgery.  In looking over the paperwork to search for the name of any family that may be waiting,  I found that phone number slot was blank.  I asked if she had any family and she responded with, “oh, my husband is fishing.  You know the season is almost at an end.”    I don’t know what was with this woman, but I know what my wife would do if I were to go fishing on the day she was having surgery.  Anyway,  she made me think  of this joke…

A man was on the water for his weekly fishing trip. He began his day with an 8 pound bass on the first cast and a 7 pound on the second. On the third cast he had just caught his first ever bass over 11 pounds when his cell phone rang. It was a doctor notifying him that his wife had just been in a terrible accident and was in critical condition and in the ICU.

The man told the doctor to inform his wife where he was and that he’d be there as soon as possible. As he hung up he realized he was leaving what was shaping up to be his best day ever on the water. He decided to get in a couple of more casts before heading to the hospital.

He ended up fishing the rest of the morning, finishing his trip with a stringer like he’d never seen, with 3 bass over 10 pounds. He was jubilant until he remembered his wife. Feeling guilty, he dashed to the hospital. He saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about his wife’s condition.

The doctor glared at him and shouted “You went ahead and finished your fishing trip didn’t you! I hope you’re proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself on the pond your wife has been languishing in the ICU! It’s just as well you went ahead and finished because it will be more than likely the last fishing trip you ever take! For the rest of her life she will require around the clock care. Feeding her, bathing her, even wiping her bottom after each bowel movement. And you’ll be her care giver forever!”

The man was feeling so guilty he broke down and sobbed.

The doctor then chuckled and said “I’m just screwing with ya. She’s dead.  What’d you catch?”

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