As you may have already read in my Real Nurse Jackie post, I work permanent nights (7p-7a) in an ICU. My co-workers and I are constantly laughing to each other about the ridiculousness we deal with on a nightly basis. Most people wouldn’t believe the shenanigans that go on in the hospital when the lights go down – and it’s not always patient-related. You’d be surprised what personal information your co-worker wants to share with you at 3am. Or what you, yourself are willing to cop to when you know you’re in good company. I thought it might be fun to shed a little light on the situation in a (hopefully) recurring segment. Below is my musings from last weekend. Enjoy!
3 Things I know to be true at 03am
A co-worker’s ridiculous story with the punchline of, “I’m too fat to drive” will have you belly laughing so hard it hurts. This probably sounds like a you-had-to-be-there kind of a story, but you’d be surprised what you find funny at 3am. As I’ve mentioned before, working the night shift can be daunting. However, as a person who works permanent nights, it’s always fun when a day-shifter joins us for the 7P-7A shift. They aren’t quite as accustomed to being up all night and therefore almost always get hilariously delirious. This past weekend was no exception. And my co-worker’s ridiculous recap of her recent trip to Vegas had us all in stitches!
The Kimoji app seems like an appropriate purchase. Ok, truth-be-told, I don’t regret this 3am impulse purchase one bit. I love the Kardashians (don’t worry, I fully plan on defending my stance in an upcoming post – I’m sure you’re on the edge of your seat…hang in there). Regardless, the Kimoji’s are hilarious and 100% amazing. They were worth every penny of the $1.99 I paid. And every single one of my friends is loving my Kimoji-inspired texts. If you’re a Kardashian fan (it’s ok if you’re ashamed to admit it) or even if you’re not, take the plunge. I promise you won’t regret it.
Do not indulge in a second piece of spanakopita. We were gifted a very generous helping of this savory Greek pastry from an appreciative patient’s family member. It was delicious. So at 3am when I was looking for a little snack, I helped myself to a second serving. While it was just as tasty as the first go around, the heartburn that set in afterwards was cruel and unusual. Next time, I’ll stick to some toast.