Can’t Get A Word In Nursewise

| Learning | May 29, 2013

(I just passed out in my English class. I wake up in the school nurse’s office, and we have the following conversation. Keep in mind I’m still groggy from fainting.)

Nurse: “I am having trouble contacting your parents. Is there anyone else I can try?”

Me: “Oh, yeah. They’re out of town. Can I call my brother?”

Nurse: “No you certainly can not! We can’t allow you to leave school unless it’s with an adult. Someone 18 or older.”

Me: “But my brother is—”

Nurse: “And the fact that you’d want to pull your brother out of school… it’s so irresponsible. He deserves an education too!”

Me: “Please, you don’t understand—”

Nurse: “Now, since your parents and your emergency contact aren’t responding, I’m going to have to keep you here for the rest of the day.”

Me: “If you would just listen, I could explain that my brother is over 18, and stays at home because it’s cheaper than boarding at [nearby college]! Furthermore, he’s on spring break, so it wouldn’t be interfering with his education! And even if it were, taking care of his little sister is more important to him then missing one class!”

Nurse: “Well, why didn’t you say so sooner?!”

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