In the clinic…
“Take your shoes off please, I need to get your weight,” the medical assistant instructed.
“What?” The patient asked. “Am I about to board a plane or something?”
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“Tell me what you see when I point to it,” the medical assistant said. He tested the patient’s vision by pointing to an eye chart with symbols on it.
“Heart. Boat. Triangle. Uhhhh….” The 4 year old squinted as she tried to read the last symbol in the row.
Leaning against the wall, her 5 year old brother watched her struggling.
“Star,” he whispered softly, but loud enough so she could hear.
“Star!” She blurted.
I chuckled. “Aww… she has to answer by herself and tell us what she sees, no cheating!”
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And retelling a story my coworker shared with me…
A different day, a young boy is reading the symbols off the eye chart.
The medical assistant pointed to a flag symbol.
Then she pointed to a heart symbol.
“That’s a looovveee!” he bellowed with a deep Barry Manilow voice.
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Check out other stories in my Fresh Fridays series to highlight the funnier side of nursing. 🙂