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The Nurse and the Not Flushed Toilet
Great Gifts for Nurses
FLUSH THE TOILET!
Let me get started....yesterday I had quite a bust day at work...We had some very sick and needy patients. Everyone was busy and stressed but we kept our spirits up and supported each other as best we could. I should mention that I work with three very skilled, and intelligent nurses. I became frustrated right from the get go as I was left with extra bathing duties which I am expected to do without question. Believing this to be unfair I showed my butt and voiced my displeasure; a very selfish thing for me to do and immediatly regretted.
As the day progressed I managed to fulfil the menial tasks that I was left with. Quite satisfied with myself since I started the day having no idea how or if I could complete all my work that shift. I also managed to provide support and reassurance to a patient's family member who was facing decisions to be made regarding a dying family member. Having no emotional support system I found extra time to spend with that person (a rare feat).
As I was rushing around getting caught up at the end of the shift I noticed a sign above the commode in bold print FLUSH THE TOILET. Knowing who put the note up my rebellious and mischievous side took over and I deliberately DID NOT FLUSH THE TOILET. Later on my way out the door to the car I learned that the one who left the note absolutely did not see the humor in what I had left in the toilet and was very angry and upset. I therefore took it upon myself to call said person, and admit that I had done the deed on purpose. I was then called disgusting and inconsiderate without haste. I admit I was wrong to be so rebellious and maybe spiteful, but never did I attack her character or try to make her feel bad. Believing her to have a sense of humor was sorely mistaken.
What lesson was to be learned in all that stink (pun intended) about not flushing the toilet?:
1) I sure thought about flushing the toilet a lot more.
2) I never want to be so self serving that I need to make a huge issue about something as meaningless as someone forgetting to flush the toilet.
3) "Don't sweat the small stuff."
4) "S--t happens!"
5) Not everyone thinks "potty humor" is funny.
Being a nurse is difficult. Being able to laugh at a difficult situation is challenging. You can't get fired for not flushing the toilet, but you can sure cause a stink!