Time again for the most imaginative call-out excuse

Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC

It's time again for the nearly annual “most imaginative reason to call-out” blog.

This is where I ask you to contribute to the discussion. Below this blog is an area for you to comment. So please add what you feel is the most imaginative call-out you have ever received.

The last edition was quite good, but, hey, given another year and a half, there have to have been some more forehead-slappers out there.

Just for more food for thought, here are some examples of very imaginative “call-outs” heard: 

•  I stubbed my toe really badly while sleep walking.

•  My dog is stuck in the doggy door.

•  Sorry I didn't call until midday. My cat unplugged my alarm clock.

•  I went to a Brazilian BBQ last night and ate way too much and now am in full blown meat dementia.  I would be a danger to staff and residents until I digest this meat brick in my gut.

•  My invisible braces need adjusting.

•  My doctor said I need more vitamin D so I have to go to the beach.

•  I accidentally flushed my keys down the toilet.

•  I ate a pack of Mentos before drinking a liter of Coke and now I think my stomach is going to explode.

•  I poked myself in the eye while combing my hair.

•  The universe is telling me I need a mental health day.

OK, your turn. Come on, let's have some fun!

If I don't respond, it's because I got my arm stuck in a blood pressure machine at the grocery store, my psychic told me to stay in bed, and my foot fell asleep while I was sitting on the toilet and when I got up I fell and sprained my ankle.

Just keeping it real … silly,

Nurse Jackie

The Real Nurse Jackie is written by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC, a 2012 APEX Award of Excellence winner for Blog Writing. Vance is a real life long-term care nurse. A nationally respected nurse educator and past national LTC Nurse Administrator of the Year, she also is an accomplished stand-up comedienne. She has not starred in her own national television series — yet. The opinions supplied here are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer or her professional affiliates.

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