Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another quick work story...

I had a pretty crappy day at work today but about half way through my shift a resident said something that made my night just a little bit better. For those of you that haven't read much of my blog yet I work in a nursing home for residents with dementia or Alzheimer's. That said here is my story.

I was pushing my med cart to the med room since I was finished giving out the evening pills. The residents had just finished dinner about 30 minutes prior so they were scattered around the dining/living room area (the court). Here is my conversation:

Res: HEY WAITRESS! (yes, he was yelling)
I walk over to him...
Me: Yes, _____ what do you need?
Res: There is a big piece of cake on the floor. (cake was dessert)
Me: Don't worry we will sweep it up. We won't leave it for the ants.
Res: What about the uncles?

This simple conversation had me laughing and made my night a little better.


  1. Sounds like something one of the kids I watch woulds say! Such a great moment!

  2. Little things really work well at times, no? :)