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Proof that I’m not the only one with a crazy job May 12, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — lesbonurse @ 11:36 pm

Me, sitting at my office desk. Phone rings. It’s my girlfriend, who works with children who have developmental disabilities.

Me: “Hello?”

GF: “Hi, Lesbonurse”

Me: “Hi, girlfriend! What’s going on?”

GF: “I have a work-related question. If a child ate some of their own poop, is that a problem? I mean, are there any health risks?”

Me: “Ummm…how much poop did they eat?”

GF: “About a handful.”

Me: “Oh, gee, I’m not sure. I mean, there’s no hepatitis risk. I’m not sure if they can give themselves e. coli or anything. I think it’s ok. Maybe the kid will have an upset stomach or something.”

GF: “Ok, thanks. I called the school nurse and she just laughed and said ‘I don’t do behaviors.'”

Me, already thinking about who I will share this story with 2 seconds after I get off the phone: “Ok, bye, I love you!”


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