Time again for the most imaginative call-out excuse
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,
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.