Category: Employees

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Should Have Had Their Coffee

| Australia | Employees, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I’d just umpired a football match at night and am quite cold, so I decide to stop for a hot drink on my way home. I find a place that has hot drinks on the menu, but it’s getting toward their closing time.)

Me: *to Worker #1* “Could I get a large hot chocolate, please?”

Worker #1: *to Worker #2* “Is the coffee station still open?”

Worker #2: “No, I’ve sanitised it already. We can only do hot chocolate.”

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Pregnant With Ignorance

| Birmingham, England, UK | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I have gone to the hospital with a rather intimate problem and of course the doctor asks me about my private life, etc. She then asks if I minded talking to a new student nurse and I agree, as they have to learn!)

Nurse: *after reading my notes CLEARLY stating I have never had relations with anybody* “I think you might be pregnant.”

Me: “Well, that is impossible, unless it is another virgin birth.”

Nurse: “Well, I’m certain you are pregnant and I want you to do a pregnancy test to clarify.”

(I do but I roll my eyes and no surprises when it came up negative. The nurse looks at it.)

Nurse: “I still think you’re pregnant…”

(I felt like screaming, but both I and the doctor had a laugh when I told her!)

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A Weak Understanding Of Weak Muscles

| Lubbock, TX, USA | Employees, Health & Body, Ignoring & Inattentive

(I’ve been going to the same doctor now for almost six months. It’s a small practice, so everyone recognizes me pretty easily. There is one nurse who I dislike because she doesn’t listen very well. Note that I have an ‘invisible’ disability that is on my chart, and it’s plainly noted I have trouble walking.)

Nurse: *sees me in my new wheelchair and speaks loudly* “What happened to you? What did you do?”

Me: “…I have fibromyalgia?”