A Cake With A Bald Statement

| Learning | April 29, 2016

(We are reviewing various disease states that cause neurological degeneration, such as dementia and multiple sclerosis. Our bald instructor gets to the slide about syphilis, which causes neuro issues… and baldness. We give him very pointed looks. The next week, one of my classmates brings in a homemade carrot cake.)

Classmate: “Hey, [Teacher], I made you a cake!”

(She uncovers the cake, which reads “Sorry About Your Syphilis.”)

Teacher: “Syphilis is delicious.”

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Healer, Hear Thyself, Part 3

| Learning | May 4, 2013

(I am the lead instructor for an Emergency Medical Technician class. During practical sessions, I walk from station to station ensuring that none of my lab instructors or students have questions, no one is falling behind, etc.)

Lab Instructor: “You have been called to the scene of an unresponsive man. You and your partner arrive at the scene with the equipment provided.”

Student #1: “I make sure the scene is safe.”

Lab Instructor: “The scene is safe.”

Student #1: *freezes* “Uh…”

Lab Instructor: “Remember the steps from the certification video.”

Student #1: *points to his partner* “You! Call 911!”

Me: “You… are… 911.”

Student #2: “Well, we’re here!”

 

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Getting Your Priorities Straight

, , , , | Right | March 25, 2008

(A guest approaches the hotel front desk.)

Guest: “Um, hi… it looks like there was a pretty bad accident right down the street there…”

Me: “Oh okay, I’ll call 911.”

Guest: “It looks like a cab and a bus.”

Me: “Okay, thank you.” *picks up the phone*

Guest: What are you doing?

Me: “Calling 911.”

Guest: “Look, a lot of people have cell phones, I’m sure it’s fine. What I’m concerned about is that I think that was my cab.”

Me: “…?”

Guest: “SO ARE YOU GOING TO CALL ME A CAB OR NOT?!”

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