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Patients say the darndest things!

on September 16, 2018

“What a nice heroin thump.”

I’m not sure I heard him right.

“I’m sorry. What?”

“You know, like the drug addict on any crime show or movie, the way you flicked my arm before you wiped that alcohol and wrapped the tourniquet … you did it perfect.”

“Huh?”

“The way they flick the skin with their index finger, come on, you know!”

There’s a compliment in that statement, I guess, but I don’t want to retrieve it. I did laugh a genuine laugh.

“Sir, I’m going to remember this moment.”

He admitted to watching way too much T .V.

And his responding laugh was just as genuine.


9 responses to “Patients say the darndest things!

  1. mikah257 says:

    Keep that for dialog!

  2. joey says:

    When I was in high school my favorite phlebotomist was a recovering addict. He was good. He was so good. I didn’t have one that good again for another ten years. She retired. I’m hopeful I’ll get another good one ANY DAY NOW.
    Good job you, odd compliment or not — if you get sick of nursing, maybe you could take up acting 😉

  3. BETH says:

    Can’t seem to overcome the spam fighter….

  4. BETH says:

    Yeah! I’m in after a long dry summer! NOT the correct avatar, but who cares?

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