Unfiltered Story #236181

, , | Unfiltered | June 11, 2021

(I’m the stupid one in this story. I’ve gone to a walk-in clinic for an ear infection, and am talking to the nurse.)

Nurse: *gets out a blood-pressure cuff*

Me: “Ugh, I hate those things.”

Nurse: “I know, sorry.”

(She puts the cuff on my arm and starts inflating it.)

Nurse: “Are you in any pain?”

Me: (thinking: “That’s nice of her – they don’t usually seem to care, even when I say it hurts.”) “Yes.”

Nurse: “Can you rate it on a scale of one to ten?”

Me: (thinking: “OK, that’s oddly specific…”) “Two or three?… Wait, are we talking about the ear or the blood-pressure cuff?”

(Yes, of course she meant the ear. And no, the ear didn’t hurt – I heard “Are you in ANY pain” and took it literally.)

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