Saturday, March 29, 2008

No, the gown opens in the back...

I never cease to be amazed at how often I walk in a room to find a patient sitting on the bed with the gown opening in the front, giving the world a free show.

Um, excuse me ma'am, but, um, perhaps you should put the gown on the other way...

Of course, when I try to counter this as I give them the gown by saying "...and the opening goes toward the back" I get the "What, do you think I'm dumb?" look.

The answer: yes, I assume you are dumb until you can prove me otherwise.

It is always disappointing how few people can prove me otherwise.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

When you go to the gynecologist, the opening goes in the front. Most women have more experience with going to the gynecologist than the hospital.

And maybe the "What, do you think I'm dumb?" look is more of a "Are you kidding me?" look. They may think you don't know how the gown goes. Ha!

I enjoy your blog. Thanks for writing.