Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nuggets of Wisdom From Triage

Hood Nurse- Sir, have you had your flu vaccine this season or your pneumonia vaccine in the past 5 years?
Patient's wife, still in her McDonalds uniform, answering for him- No, we don't get the flu shot because the government's using those to poison us.
Hood Nurse- Cool. Well, I could see why you wouldn't want one then.

7 comments:

  1. words fail me--that’s unusual, too.

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  2. I've never had a flu shot. a) I'm too lazy to go get one even if it's free. b) I've never had the flu. c) The flu wouldn't kill me anyways.

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  3. I totally, totally have a client in my social work practice right now that is fully convinced of this. Totally. He attributes his smokers cough to be poisoned by the doctor two years ago and has refused flu shots ever since stating that their poison and the doctor is trying to kill him. Granted, I work in mental health...

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  4. It beats the usual excuse..."it always gives me the flu after getting it." Yeah, ok.

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  5. My rebuttle would then be, would you like one? They are complimentary with your medicaid insurance!

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