I know it and you know it, guys get very excited when they hear that you are a nurse. How many times have you heard the line “Nurse, I wish you’d take care of me!” Maybe this is thanks to the porno industry for their persistence on shrinking the size of the nurse uniform considerably but it very likely could be attributed to the profession itself as well. Strong independent women are sexy, but strong independent CARING women are sexier. 😛
One of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid was “The Animaniacs” and I always found their “Hello Nurse” song amusing. Their display of affection for their nurse is cute and “uncreepy” but I’ve been creeped out by some male patients who just don’t have any self-control. One recently tried to collect as much info about me as possible and was trying to find out where I live! Sometimes showing compassion to a lonely and ill man can get you into awkward situations, which is another reason why I preferred working in maternity! Nurses in my hospital often refer to the male wards as the “snake park” and they loved teasing the students about it because it’s always awkward and scary for a new nurse to handle…snakes…
That takes me back to my days as a pupil nurse when I had to put on a condom catheter for an elderly man. I was petrified, but apparently he was more petrified than I was! He kept trying to hit me whenever I reached for his “snake”. It was terrifying. I told my supervisor that he was trying to knock me out cold and she told me to keep trying! Easy for her to say! I eventually got a male nurse from the neighboring ward to help me. Thank heavens for all the lovely male nurses out there. You guys are saviors! (I’ve never encountered an unfriendly male nurse! Why is that?). Anyhow, I am not a lesbian, but I do prefer the vagina when it comes to patients! It’s even easier to say the word “vagina”. Say it with me: “Vagina, Vagina, Vagina.” Easy. See?
Enjoy this cute tribute to nurses from The Animanics!
Did you experience any awkward moments in the snake park? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below! 🙂