Sunday, 22 February 2015

I shouldn't be let out

I usually get into work early...well a few minutes earlier than anyone else that is.
I have a coffee.
Check up on my off duty ( to see if I need to swap anything)
And catch up with the notice board in the nurses sitting room
It's my one way of " looking " professional
Last night , before handover, I embarked on what I thought was an intelligent conversation about medication with one of the medics, caught up with some in house training dates and chatted to the senior sister about this and that.
I listened and nodded at every nugget of info she had to share and joked with my colleagues before we readied ourselves for work.
Only then did one of the Filipino nurses called Dennis, broke this professional sheen somewhat
As he took me to oneside and hissed somewhat theatrically
" you're wearing my shoes!"

Nite nite

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  1. I noticed that too and I'm in California, which means everybody in the world knows you had his shoes on. Exchange footwear immediately and we'll say no more.

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    1. I noticed too. I've also noticed that here in Sussex I find people wearing my trousers. Daughters primarily.

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  2. At least they were matching shoes :)
    Twiggy

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  3. You re absolutely priceless. I hope he realises that now his shoes are really valuable, as they have been worn by a famous person!!

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  4. Whatever next! Was he congratulating you on your good taste, or complaining?

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  6. Were they red crocodile skin stilettos?

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  7. Could have been worse. Could have been his trousers.

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  8. could be worse it could have been tartan slippers

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  9. And could he prove they were *his* shoes?

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  10. l o l.
    my daughter won't allow me to say "hashtag" anymore....
    back to the "air quotes"
    sigh
    x

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  11. and did HE have on your muddy crocs?

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  12. So…what are these shoes? Do you have some the same?

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  13. He theatrically hissed
    that the shoes were his.

    What was he on?

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  14. And they fit!?

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    1. Jim, that was exactly what I was thinking!

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  15. At least it wasn't one of each lol.

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  16. Stephenson said what I wanted to say. But it was only shoes, so what?

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    1. Gill - below - said it anyway.

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  17. I guess it could have been worse?

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  18. You think things are going great and then life comes and gives you a wake up slap.

    cheers, parsnip

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  19. You must have small feet!

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  20. They weren't those tawdry little rhinestone numbers were they?

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  21. That might teach him to get to work earlier!

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  22. In the corporate world they call that "face time." I know a guy who would go in really early just so his boss could see his face.

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  23. Dang, always something that gives you away, eh?

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  24. Well it's the day of the Oscars awards here in the states, so the big question, "who were you wearing?"

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  25. I would have told you, that you could keep them. lol

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  26. I hope they remember to stamp your bilingual passport at the border!

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  27. Has anyone noticed how frugal/selective our John is becoming with answering his fan-mail (despite the mission statement below)? Maybe Auntie Glad can stand-in as secretary until he gets his own show?

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    1. Well I believe the first part of the mission statement anyway.

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    2. He's got a lot on his mind at the moment, give him a break.

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    3. Yeah gimme a break,
      I've just worked two 13 hr shifts

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  28. Yes, funny how attempts to be super-professional somehow always get sabotaged by some unplanned slip-up. But of course it just proves that we're human after all. It's such fun when some pompous, know-it-all politician makes a total arse of himself (or herself).

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  29. He should be so lucky!!

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  30. You should have responded to Dennis' hissing by letting him know that there would be no charge for warming his shoes just prior to your shift beginning. Tell him your normal fee for warming a co-workers work shoes is 3 pounds, so he got a very good deal for free.

    I can't imagine anyone with a theatrical hiss who is that upset to see their shoes mistakenly worn by a colleague, would ever wear those shoes again - no matter how many times they put them in the autoclave. Were they comfy?

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  31. Good thing he didn't check for underwear.

    Professional smessional...some people are just aching for a reason to be snippy.

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  32. How does that even happen?

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