Random thoughts on people, places and things.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What a bunch of garbage...

Came home from a long day of work to find that, despite it being garbage day, there were no empty garbage cans to be found. None. Zip. It soon dawned on me that they'd all been blown away by the furious winds...so I spent my afternoon walking around looking for them.

Found a couple bins 1/2 mile across the subdivision, but none of them were ours...

And then came across a gentleman fishing out more cans out of the pond across the way...where mine were floating.

Pucker Up

I love me some Jersey Shore, and Snooki is my favorite. But WHAT is with this pucker-lip look in all their pictures? I wonder if these people know how ridiculous they look when they do this forced pout...

It looks stupid, so just stop. Smile for the camera!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RN = Registered Nurse = Really Nice

Overall, I do have a lot of respect for the nursing profession. I've poked fun at nurses, as I've run into some RNs who are know-it-alls or just plain frustrating. But...

...after a recent stay in the hospital, I have to give you guys props.

You have MILES upon miles of patience. No matter how irritating or unreasonable the patient is, you still smile and offer them service and act like it's your pleasure doing so.

I don't know how you do it.

I was a "fall risk" at one point during my stay, and was not allowed to go to the bathroom without assistance. Aside from the fact that my bladder is the size of a grain of rice, the doctors were ordering ridiculous amounts of IV fluids. As a result, I had to pee (literally) every five minutes.

And every time the nurse or assistant came to answer my call, they did it like it was the first time I'd pressed the call button (when it was really the fifth time in the hour).

I won't even get into the things they had to do for my roommate.

You (Don't Always) Get What You Pay For

Has anyone noticed that, despite ongoing recalls by McNeil for Tylenol (and other) drug products, people still seek out these items?

Granted, the nature of some of the recalls were not due to bodily harm - just a funny smell - but after months of ongoing problems, you still insist on using the brand? Because it's...well, the brand??

I'm Baaaaack

Hopefully, I'll be posting more often. If not, well...tough.