My mother had a medical procedure performed today at a nearby hospital. As she was in recovery her recovery room nurse came in and made the statement, “You had Jim attending you today, didn’t you?” The inflection in her voice gave the impression that this was a very special thing indeed. I suppose she expected my mom to swoon at the mention of Nurse Jim. Instead my mom was a bit confused asking, “Who is Jim?” I think this deflated recovery room nurse a bit, who seems to have a nurse-crush on Nurse Jim.
I thought this was even more funny since we had briefly met Nurse Jim before my mom’s procedure. Later again we encountered him as he came out to tell us we could visit my mom in recovery. After he walked away my husband said, “That guy is a robot. You can tell he repeats the same thing to people a thousand times a day and he’s not even paying attention to you; his mind is elsewhere.”
Yes, that Nurse Jim is a real Gem…to the recovery nurse at least.