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Things heard at work
« on: April 30, 2014, 02:05:17 PM »
I work in A&E at a major hospital (A&E-that'll be Emergency Room).

Today, I asked an eldely man where he lived. "I'll have a crumpet, please".

I next asked a very deaf old woman what care she had at home. "Periods? Periods? I'm 96!!!". Much raucous laughter all round. At this point, as she was asking for a man, the consultant medic tried to sell her his grandfather.

Mildly amusing. Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 02:07:35 PM »
"work"?

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 02:11:11 PM »
This sucks. Management doesn't care. Our benefits suck. My paycheck is getting smaller. I don't believe they f*king taxed us on that. Blah blah, bitch moan. I'm surrounded by miserable morons. They hate it when I sing and go about my day all positive and shit.

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 02:12:00 PM »
I've been on disability since last July, so I'm a bit out of touch at work.
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 02:33:54 PM »
I've been on disability since last July, so I'm a bit out of touch at work.

Update?
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 03:15:51 PM »

This sucks. Management doesn't care. Our benefits suck. My paycheck is getting smaller. I don't believe they f*king taxed us on that. Blah blah, bitch moan. I'm surrounded by miserable morons. They hate it when I sing and go about my day all positive and shit.

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Positive & shit?  Really?


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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 03:26:11 PM »
Yes.

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 03:29:21 PM »
Nice.


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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 03:58:05 PM »
I have had a few recently.

"Mr. L do you think that an article with the author of "DancingDiva333" is a credible source?"


"Mr. L, do you know how many people make up a Mexican mariachi band?"
Me: "No, why?"
Student: "It was just something that I was wondering today"
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 07:54:02 PM »
I've been on disability since last July, so I'm a bit out of touch at work.

Update?

I am walking without aids (no HIV either), just a slight limp. I am working on hip abductor exercises to strengthen the hip which may eliminate the limp entirely. I still get out of breath easily, but am far better than I was only a month ago.
I see my doctor next week and he will give m the go or no-go to return to work. If he says I'm good, then it's just a matter of finding me an open position.
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 08:21:26 PM »
Sorry to dredge up that past, but I don't remember ever hearing what the diagnosis was - when I lost track of the "what's wrong with Mac" thread earlier (maybe on that other site that still shall remain un-named), they were still trying to figure out what the heck the issue was...

Anyway - glad you are improving, FWIW.

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 08:25:38 PM »
Glad to hear you're able to wander aimlessly again.
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 03:02:46 AM »
"Mr. L, do you know how many people make up a Mexican mariachi band?"
Me: "No, why?"
Student: "It was just something that I was wondering today"

I laughed!  Kids are funny.

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2014, 09:05:13 AM »
I've been on disability since last July, so I'm a bit out of touch at work.

Update?

I am walking without aids (no HIV either), just a slight limp. I am working on hip abductor exercises to strengthen the hip which may eliminate the limp entirely. I still get out of breath easily, but am far better than I was only a month ago.
I see my doctor next week and he will give m the go or no-go to return to work. If he says I'm good, then it's just a matter of finding me an open position.

 :bigok:
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 04:31:34 PM »
Sorry to dredge up that past, but I don't remember ever hearing what the diagnosis was - when I lost track of the "what's wrong with Mac" thread earlier (maybe on that other site that still shall remain un-named), they were still trying to figure out what the heck the issue was...

Anyway - glad you are improving, FWIW.


The first issue, the one that got me out of Afghanistan, was that I developed DVTs (deep vein thrombi (Blood clots)). Some very small bits of these clots broke off and have lodged in my lungs, causing me to become dizzy and get out of breath very easily.
These are not gone, but are very much better.

I also had surgery to repair my right leg. The hardware that has held it together since 2008 had broken and was causing me pain. The doctor removed and replaced it with larger pieces.
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2014, 05:07:35 PM »
Good thing you had the extended warranty, Mac.  :beerchug:
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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2014, 05:39:37 PM »
...The doctor removed and replaced it with larger pieces.


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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2014, 06:19:47 PM »
Back to the original topic, our daily conversations go something like this:

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2014, 07:54:02 PM »
Buzzkill.

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Re: Things heard at work
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2014, 07:54:29 PM »
During an outage call this week, when asked if the solution will work, one of the engineers on the conference call must have thought he was on mute. We all heard him answer "60% of the time, it works every time."
Classic.

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