Friday, May 20, 2011
Words of Wisdom
Yesterday I was taking care of an otherwise healthy 82 year old man with a nasty FOOSH injury when he said that I looked quite sad. I was actually quite happy except for the fact that I was starving and couldn't stop fantasizing about the ginger beef noodles in my lunch bag the entire time I was getting him prepped for the OR. I guess my hungry face is the same as my sad face which makes sense because when I'm hungry, I'm sad. Since this poor guy had been NPO longer than me, I decided it would be a wise idea to keep my yap shut. Before I had a chance to explain myself, he took my hand in his good hand, looked at me straight in the eye and said with the utmost sincerity, 'sweetheart, the world is large and you're insignificant so do whatever the hell ya want because no one will give two hootin' shits about it tomorrow!' Well said sir, well said!