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April 04, 2006

Follow the rules

Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman -- already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet -- who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don't know, " he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."

Posted by joke du jour at April 4, 2006 08:02 PM

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