Wednesday, July 01, 2009

How to Win Friends and Influence People

While in the hospital, I get to meet lots of new and interesting people.

My nurses are great. And, unlike previous visits when care was provided by nurses named Sarge or Dave, this time it has been mostly beautiful and caring nurses. They could be underwear models, they are that pretty. And no, not underwear models like from the old Sears catalog, but the good kind.

There is Nurse Toots, and Nurse Wicked Awesome, both credits to the health care industry.

And then there are the Poking Techs. I have no idea why, but the techs are borderline evil.

Always poking around where they don't belong. And for some reason, they are always angry.

Angry pokey people suck.

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26 comments:

FishHawk said...

Could it be that they are trying to get even for all of the "fun" that you have poked at people over the years? Maybe not.

Sandee said...

Let them poke Crotchety. Just think about all the pretty nurses...in the good kind of underwear. :)

Grace said...

Ouchies - I've found that if I don't watch them poke it doesn't hurt...as much

Ann's Rants said...

Welcome back, helping fuel the hot nurse fantasy. That's okay, I fell in LOVE with every nurse I had when I had my kids. Except the one who "wasn't sure if there was gonna be time for that epidural"

So glad you are okay.

Are you okay?

ReformingGeek said...

Those poor pokers. What a job having to hurt people all day. I guess that could warp the best of them.

It's best to think only of the hot nurses during the poking.

Love the kitteh.

Quirkyloon said...

Do my eyes deceive me? DOM has gone to the darkside!

DOM using an LOLCAT pic?

Noooooooooooooooo!

*smile*

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Hey, not to be rude or weird here, but I always sort of enjoyed those Sears catalog models. Early poor man's version of a Victoria's Secret catalog, I think. Get well!

The Peach Tart said...

poking prodding all in a days work....glad you're feeling better

Claire said...

Thinking of you dude!

Hope the Mrs and the mini crotchety are well too.

LL said...

Damn... only you could go into a hospital and get poked day after day by hot nurses. I'm moving to Jersey for sure now...

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Hey now, my Aunt Helga was an underwear model in the Sears catalog. Or maybe she was a burlap sack model, I don't remember which.

I'm so glad you get pretty nurses to help make up for the angry poking. Do you poke them back? Wait, are we still talking about the nurses?

barb said...

You're a hoot! Found you through Sandee at Comedy Plus!

Lauren said...

Nurse toots...hmmm I can only thing of one other public toots...not such a good picture...aaaaaaaaahhhh! Covering eyes. ;p

I'll give you one tech and raise you a nasty bitch postal worker.

Secondary Roads said...

If you keep enjoying yourself there in the hospital, they going to send you home. And you'll just have to say goodbye to nurses Toots and Awesome.

Kirsten said...

Don't let those nurses poke you around! You're crotchety for pete sakes!

Don said...

Well, you answered my question about the "quality" of the nurses. Not the care. Thanks for that follow up. BTW don't those pokey techs come around in the middle of the night? My worst nightmare is some broad named Sal waking me up at 3 am to take my fucking temperature.

Sandee said...

Hope your recovery is coming along fine. We are off to the boat for the holiday weekend and will return on Monday. Don't want you to think I just disappeared.

Have a great day Crotchety. Regards to Mrs. Crotchety. :)

Swirl Girl said...

Think of it this way - they are not poking you. they are seeing if you're done yet.

Jenn Thorson said...

Well, at least you've got Nurse Wicked Awesome to distract you.

PS- I'd wanted to give a little hand to Mrs. Crotchety here for being the conduit to share your posts with us. I know she's probably gotten a scary peek into what we, your online friends are like.

I say she is a brave woman. :)

Frank Lee MeiDere said...

"Angry pokey people suck." I believe that could be an invaluable aphorism.

At the very least it could make for an excellent nasal cleanser since it almost made cold tea come out of my nose.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

How about that kitty? Is he there? Cause that would make for the perfect hospital stay.

Hope you are recuperating nicely!!

Lin said...

You wouldn't know about this, but after you give birth, there is this nurse who comes in like every 15 minutes and pushes on your uterus to get it to shrink back down. I wanted to KILL that woman. I have never, EVER, felt such pain in my life. Maybe it was because it was when the pain meds wore off, but it was more painful than pushing an 8lb 7 oz head out my bottom. I hope your pokey people aren't as evil as uterus-shrinking woman.

Sherry said...

Write nice things about them -- and they'll be nice to you!

Janna said...

So, wait, if I fly out there and start poking you, that would be a BAD thing?

I hope my ticket is refundable...

Pricilla said...

Hospitals just suck. Plain an simple.

Sorry you are being poked so relentlessly.

Want Abby? She can butt the heck out of those pokers.

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