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.”
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48 thoughts on “The Wheelchair”
Ha ha ha..Sandee, what a terrific joke!
I thought so too. 🙂
Have a perfect fday, hon! big hugs xoxo
I'm having a perfect day and I hope you are too Barb. 🙂
LOL, too funny. I think that student nurse might want to pick a different profession though
Well, she probably won't make that mistake again. 🙂
Too funny. Hope the wife got a ride too. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a most wonderful day.
I'm sure she went back for the wife. 🙂
Heeheehee! Have a great Tuesday!
You too my friend. 🙂
Hehehehe hubby and I rolled on the flor laughing =))
I'm glad you both got a laugh out of this silliness. 🙂
Now that is truly a belly laughing joke. Love it.
And so simple too. Those are the very best kind. 🙂
The girl should have gone up to pick her up also. They wouldn't need two wheelchairs.
Have a brilliant Tuesday Sandee. Say hi to Zane & Little Bit. See ya.
I'll tell Zane and Little Bit you said hi. I'm having a brilliant day. 🙂
LMAO I bet the student nurse felt a right pillock
Have a pushtastic day Sandee g-)
I'm guessing she did. Embarrassed is pillock? 🙂
LOL!!! Talk about a case of mistaken identity! 🙂 🙂
You'd think you'd check with asking their name and that would have taken care of this error. 🙂
Hahahahahaaaaaaa…case of mistaken identity!
Have a great day!
Yes indeed. 🙂
LOL, that's a good one.
Well, at least he got a free ride. 🙂
Funny, and I'm guessing it is true.
I'm pretty sure this has happened more than once Joe. 🙂
MOL! Didn't see that one coming! Hahaha!
Happy Tortie Tuesday Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!
Little Bit thanks you for the smooches. 🙂
Oh my……what a mix-up! Have a great day! Lots of loving pats to LB!
I'm giving LB lots of loving pats. 🙂
Lol. He did explain he didn't need any help leaving the hospital. She's the one who insisted on the wheelchair.
Well, I'm sure lots of patients say the same thing. 🙂
Rules must be followed.
Yes, for the safety of the patients. 🙂
Hahaha!! Oh my goodness, this is really funny!!
Thanks Jen. I can see it happening. 🙂
Well, he TRIED to tell her!
He sure did Stephanie. She just wouldn't listen. 🙂
And she was still clueless too, lol, but I bet the nurse was surprised. 😉
Makes you want to say, 'bless her heart'. 🙂
LOL – She is in for a surprise when she gets out of that bathroom.
Perhaps, but she's married to the guy. It may not be as surprising as we think. 🙂
Ha Ha!!! Hilarious. A joke or a real life experience???
I'm guessing both Tony. 🙂
What was she doing in his hospital gown?!
I don't know Binky, but it got him into trouble. 🙂
re-blogged this – to my father-in-law!
Go for it Alec. 🙂