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Nurse Angry found herself speechless with surprise and moved nearly to tears one early morning when she spotted this deft and cheeky work of bathroom art in her own home. The thoughtful creator had probably used more energy tearing the toilet paper with such care as to leave 3/4 of a piece than he/she would have used by getting out a new roll.

So Nurse Angry asks you: who says teenagers are lazy?20130517-153521.jpg

Nurse Angry has noted a new trend in toilet habits among the young. She calls it the iFlush. It should actually be called the iDontflush but that is a cumbersome epithet. The iFlush is what happens when folks go into the bathroom and sit a spell with their computer or other device of choice. Nurse Angry doesn’t have an opinion about what people do in there or how long they do it, but she does not appreciate the iFlush. And between you and Nurse Angry she actually calls it something unprintable.


Thanks to a most kind reader by the name of Carey, Nurse Angry  discovered to her horror that she has neglected her blog for more than a year.  Neglect is a Very Bad Thing.  A neglected patient is a dead patient. Or at least an angry patient. And we can’t have any angry patients, can we?

If this blog was a houseplant, even a cactus, it would have kicked the bucket long ago. The main reason for her major blog neglect is that Nurse Angry  SWITCHED JOBS. So she now can send reports from the fast and furious front of primary care.  You think that was a joke, right? She is in fact sitting on the proverbial gold mine of ideas. In the ER, yes, people complained, mostly about having to wait. Telling them they don’t want to be the person who gets immediate treatment because that means they may actually be sick for real did not always make Nurse Angry popular. But it was hard to take these complaints seriously as Nurse Angry usually had something more pressing vying for her  attention. Blah blah blah, I’ll see you in an hour, maybe two. Find something to read or play with your iPhone like everyone else.

The truth is,  you have not seen angry patients until you have worked in primary care. Because when someone has a really REALLY sore throat they have a LOT of energy to find stuff to complain about and give orders.