Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday

Mr. Vegas: "My wife is a nurse, and wanted me to see you. She says she knows you."

Dr. Grumpy: "Oh, where does she work?"

Mr. Vegas: "I have no idea. We just met last weekend."

14 comments:

Packer said...

Repent in leisure, came the reply from Dr. Grumpy.

Me :) said...

not sure who is my new hero..but someone in this story is.... love it.. lmao. And I know shit like this you just CAN NOT make up!!! <3

Don said...

On the positive side, the two of them married, instead of a case of "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
On the negative side, one has to wonder how long this marriage will last, along with everything else.
My wife and I have been married for over 31 years and are still deeply in love with each other.
When the topic of enduring marriages comes up in conversation at work, in engineering offices around the country, the response is inevitably shock at the idea of two people being together and in love for so long. This is not confined to kids just out of school, but also to people in my age bracket (mid-50s) and older.

Word verification: wetye
What I get when I leave my wife to go to work each morning.

ndenunz said...

Did his wife want him to see you regarding his terminal impulsivity?

jimbo26 said...

It`s nice to be known . :-)

Anonymous said...

I worried more about the quality of judgement by this nurse and will she cross my path of care one day?

pharmacy chick said...

if you send a wedding gift, besure to include a return receipt!!! LOL

Not House said...

This is either a really funny (Vegas marriage) or really sad (Dementia) story.

donna said...

Agree Anon! Did you get her name? Or does he have no idea of this too? I would head in other direction if you see her, turn around!

WV: RIFTEED (them next week)

Jules said...

Don, it's much more common than you think. My parents have been married for 30 years and are also in their 50's. My 8 aunts and uncles are all in long term marriages, my 6 coworkers are as well, and my boss is a recent widower. Also, I really don't understand your comment about engineering offices. Coincidentally, my 27 yr old younger brother and his wife are both engineers and have been married for a little over a year now. I'm sure I would be married by now too if I were legally allowed to.

terri c said...

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes... A neurology consult? Who knew??

Anonymous said...

My parents and my in-laws were both married 50 years. Just had a patient married to the same person for 67 years! You have to start early to get that kind of #.
-whitecap nurse

Don said...

Jules, engineering offices used to be very conservative in family values. When I started working as a designer/drafter in the mid 80s long term marriages were the norm. Unfortunately this has changed dramatically over the last 10 years or so. I was going to school and working non-technical jobs from about 2001 to 2005, and when I re-entered the technical field I saw that things had changed a lot in that sense.

Case in point: a client that I worked for in 1997 was dominated by people who had long term relationships, family photos all over their desks, and talking about their wives and kids. When I went back there for a contract in 2005, these old timers were gone. The current engineers and designers spent most of their time talking about picking up women at the local bars, etc. Gone were the family photos, and taking time off for family events. Only one of the people that I work with on a daily basis at my current client has any type of stable relationship. This includes several people with advanced degrees. A few weeks ago during a technical meeting I heard a man in his early sixties talking about his much younger girlfriend, and most of the others nodded in agreement. A senior manager in her thirties is known for hookups with young guys that she meets on the social networking sites.

There are the long term relationships, but there seem to be fewer and fewer of them. This post from the good doctor rang a bell in my ears. Funny, but sad in some respects.

Jules said...

Don, that's really interesting, I had no idea. Thanks for taking the time to explain.

 
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