When one is sharing a room with three other patients, it’s very rude to have your TV speaker so loud that everyone in the room has to listen to it and raise their voice to speak over it.
If you happen to be the second guy in a week to do that consistently, nobody who shares your room is going to like you very much.
There are three men in this hospital room who have tattoos. One of them is well on his way to having his whole body covered.
Not one of them deals well with needles… But guess who complained the loudest?
It really says something when someone asks the nurse to check if they should be fasting because that would be preferable to eating anything on the breakfast tray.
Today, I watched a guy vaccuuming the ceiling.
I grew up with a Dutch grandmother and I have had a Dutch mother-in-law for almost 25 years. Dutch women are notorious for being obsessive about cleaning, but I’ve never seen that before.
The cleaner has been into the bathroom twice and walked out in disgust both times.
I think hubby’s stool sample is creating its own little code grey in there.
The doctor asked for a stool sample, so this morning my husband obliged.
He has been telling nurses for 90 minutes that it’s in the bathroom waiting for them.
I’ve been adding my own commentary to the conversations:
“It’s THIS BIG!”
“I just checked… it’s now three feet long.”
“I guess you’re used to people trying to give you crap.”
“I guess if they don’t take it away, we’ll have to go on undeterred.”
“Your request has been logged.”
“Well, that’s just shit.”
“You weren’t meant to fill the whole container, you know…”
“It just kept piling up like he’s a soft-serve machine or something.”
“Any drinks or fries with your order?”
“There’s a bear in there…”
It’s a gift.
Oh wait, I can use that, too.
The person who snores loudly beside you every night will be annoyed by the snoring of someone else in the room.
The nurses tell you to rest, but every time you try to take a nap someone walks in to take your obs or ask you how you’re doing.
Daytime television is its own form of torture.