Saturday, July 21, 2007

Oh, Booger!

I went to the bathroom finally at 0200 (I swear my bladder holds at least 1500 cc's). When I was washing my hands, I glanced in the mirror and realized that I had a booger in my nose. Not huge, but not small. Definitely visible.

Not one of my co-workers had the balls to mention it to me.

For future reference: If I have a booger in my nose, please tell me. The desire to melt into the nasty ER floor from embarrassment is not something I'm comfortable with.

17 comments:

GuitarGirlRN said...

Yikes.

I once had a very cute male coworker point out that I had "a bat in the cave."

embarrassing, but I was more glad that I didn't walk around all day like that!

911DOC said...

you have a booger in your nose.

ERMurse said...

Almost as bad as walking around with your fly down and no one saying anything. Recently one of our orthopedic surgeons was relocating a hip using the stand on the bed pulling up method. A Nurse and RT were in the room along with the elderly wife of the patient. Aparently ortho guys fly had been down the entire time and when he was standing up on the bed pulling and grunting it became visable to everyone out at the desk as well. No one said a thing but a lot of snickering was going on. The wife finaly came out and grabbed me as I walked by and said, can you please tell him to zip up his fly, which I did. He said, how long has it been that way and one Nurse blurted out in laughter, ever since you got here. The look was priceless.

Loving Annie said...

yeah, puhleeeze speak up ! It is sooo embarrassing when that happens !
Hope that you are having a good Saturday otherwise, MonkeyGirl !

Cinnkitty said...

The whole "Bat in a Cave" thing was said to me once. Problem was..I didn't know what the *hell* she was referring to! It's cute.. but not exactly instructive. :) Turns out, she just didn't like to say "Booger." ha.ha.!

hannah said...

Dude, I don't even notice this shit anymore. Some crazy lady had her tit hanging out of her shirt; later, the triage nurse bursts out laughing. "Did you see the crazy lady with her boobie hanging out of her shirt?" Nope, sho' didn't.

Speaking of *finally* getting to pee --

My supervisor has been fussing about how I need to always stay at the front desk, even if I'm ten feet away trying to find a wheelchair for some goony who's about ready to flop over.

I'm also getting ready to put in my two weeks so I can go back to school.

over the radio: "I need a tech out here STAT please."
tech comes jogging out. "What?!"
me: "Awesome, I need to pee. Come sit at my desk for me."

Detail Medic said...

Now that's funny. At about 6:15 am this morning my partner leans over and say sto me "HEY! YOU GOT A BAT IN THE CAVE." Well, at least he told me...

NAP said...

Reminds me of the time a lady I worked with came out of the restroom with her skirt tucked in the back of her underwear then proceeded to the front of the store before anyone told her.

A co-worker warned us, "If that ever happens to me and no one says anything, you all @#%$& die!"

Amelie said...

Once I had an ass gasket flapping out of my waistband (wet in the middle of course--god) and walked clear across the office before the place errupted. They never miss an opportunity to remind me!

John said...

OK- you asked for it-

You can pick your friends and you can.....

sorry I can't even type that with a straight face--Way to much corn!!!

What is an Ass gasket?

J

The Nurse said...

just look at it this way. we all have boogies. and it probably gave some comic relief to the person you were caring for... they couldn't take their eyes off your snot wad while you were initiating their foley catheter...

NAP said...

John: I acutally prefer the more hip, "You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose but you can't wipe your friends on the couch."


(sorry)

Reserved Stipulation said...

You have something in your teeth... :-p

amelie said...

An ass gasket is a paper toilet seat cover. Lovely picture in'it?

Evil HR Lady said...

Only 1500 cc's? Mine holds at least 1900. How do I know? After giving birth I couldn't pee. So, finally, they cathed me and that's how much they got out.

The nurse was impressed. I said, "I told you I needed to pee."

Anonymous said...

I must not have been there otherwise I would have told you!

L

Anonymous said...

After my accident, I was pretty highed-up on Morphine. Always been a deep sleeper, but add in some IV opiates and ... Well -- you get the picture.

Anyhow, I woke up and had to pee. I filled one of the plastic "urinals" (all the way up the neck) and managed to stop while I called -- heck SCREAMED -- for help.

Nurse came in and gave me some serious attitude because she didn't see a full pee-bottle as such an "emergency."

She brought it back empty, and I proceeded to fill it again. After the second "empty" I filled the third one over half way. That's close to 3 liters of p!$$.

I still can't figure out where in the heck it all was -- when I think about stuffing a 3-liter bottle in my lower abdomen, I just can't see where it would fit!!

DD