On the Carpet:

Nurse Joke of the Day: It’s Scary!


Such a prevalent nursing superstition…

How many folks out their cringe when you see me say, even in writing, even from home:

“Things sure are quiet today.” The dreaded Q-word! Have you ever seen the TV anchor (Kent Brockman?) on the Simpsons ask the random professor if viewers should panic some crisis? It goes something like this:

Kent: “In light of these circumstances, professor, would you say it’s time to panic?”

Professor: “Yes, Kent. Yes it is.”

Except in our current context, Mr Professor would add “My God, man, it’s the Q-Word!”

I have absolutely no belief in this silly notion, myself, and would sing “Quiet Quiet Quiet…” to some jaunty tune at work to prove it, but I don’t like to aggravate people (usually), and I don’t like getting smacked upside the head, so to speak. Years ago, I came up with my own word that seems acceptable to folks on the floors, albeit suspect. I say things are “smooth.” To me, “smooth” adds a sense of control over destiny too: you can smooth things out, right?

Anyway, here’s the Joke of the Day:

No Q   Pinterest

I guess there’s an E-Word too…

Know of any other superstitions?

(Meme above found on meghan-vaughan.com by Roquel Peiffer.)

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

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