Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Little Rain

I've had patients bleed on me, poop on my shoes, pee into my gloves, bite me, throw punches, yell in my face, lie to me, lie about me, and insult my heritage. None of this is fun, but I take it as part of the job. I put on professional demeanor as part of my uniform, and normally all this nonsense just bounces off me

Only one patient so far in my nursing career has managed to make me angry. That's the guy I saw today who said, "I don't know what they're bitching about in New York. It's only a little rain."

A little rain.

At least 50 deaths in the US alone, so far. Thousands injured. Over eight million people without power. Twenty billion dollars in property damage.

That's what a little rain did.

I had to leave the patient's room, because the only response I could think of would have been... unprofessional.