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to be shocked at medical staff small talk

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Nobodyelse Wed 12-Dec-12 22:21:24

so there I am with a gamut of instruments up my jacksie in a big hospital, and the nurse (who I've never met before) is doing her best at small talk to stop me passing out. So she blurts out something about my husband's job. shock WTF? How did she know? He is in a community facing role so there is no way I would make an issue of it, so I thought I'd rant on here instead. The medical care was fine, btw, and she did succeed in distracting me.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:23:26

I don't understand. What does your Dh do? Does he work for the hospital?

FestiveWench Wed 12-Dec-12 22:24:31


threesocksfullofchocs Wed 12-Dec-12 22:25:06

is he god?

CashmereHoodlum Wed 12-Dec-12 22:25:14

Is he a local newsreader?

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 12-Dec-12 22:25:29

I don't get it. Is she shagging your husband?

CashmereHoodlum Wed 12-Dec-12 22:25:53

Or a lollipop man?

lookingfoxy Wed 12-Dec-12 22:26:10

Oh what did she say.
Nurse used to say allsorts when rummaging about 'down there' and i'd be thinking wtf is she on about, but did take my mind off things, its a very useful skill imo.

squeakytoy Wed 12-Dec-12 22:26:19

Is he very famous?

tilder Wed 12-Dec-12 22:27:44

grin at threesocks

Nobodyelse Wed 12-Dec-12 22:29:27

I guess I just thought and hoped I was anonymous at that point, but was sadly wrong. sad

ENormaSnob Wed 12-Dec-12 22:29:42

Don't get it.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Wed 12-Dec-12 22:31:27

I don't understand how she knows your husband.

Sirzy Wed 12-Dec-12 22:32:02

Not sure what the problem is really!

lurkedtoolong Wed 12-Dec-12 22:34:06

Sam Cam is that you?

ENormaSnob Wed 12-Dec-12 22:35:28

X posts.

How does she know your dh?

If it makes you feel better I've had countless vaginal examinations from colleagues.

And years ago when I was a nurse I had a dr colleague do a rectal exam. I was a patient at the time, not just on a lunch break wink

ReinDearPrudence Wed 12-Dec-12 22:36:13

grin at lurked

Nobodyelse Wed 12-Dec-12 22:36:23

OK, interesting reactions. I don't know how she knows my husband, and as we have different names I am not even sure how she would know that I'm married to him. I thought this was quite creepy - how did she work it out? - but maybe I'm being unseasonable and oversensitive.

lurkedtoolong Wed 12-Dec-12 22:37:03

Seriously - did she know your DH is your DH? Did she just mention him in general small talk and it's complete coincidence that he is your DH? I did that once and thank god my friend stopped me before I finished the sentence as I really would have put my foot in it.

MulleredWhines Wed 12-Dec-12 22:37:14

So she presumably knows your name, and if she knows your husband, he may have referred to you by said name?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:37:39


MulleredWhines Wed 12-Dec-12 22:38:02

oh X posts- different names blows my theory out!

Nobodyelse Wed 12-Dec-12 22:38:17

lurked how did you guess? Shhh!

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Wed 12-Dec-12 22:38:42

It's a small world Nobody, six degrees of separation and all that.

Why is it such a big deal though? Are you married to Father Christmas?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 12-Dec-12 22:40:14

Mmmm, maybe it's in your medical notes? Dunno.

Or he's famous and that's how she knows what his job is.

But you're not answering questions so its hard to know.

Either he does an ordinary job and you can't understand how she knows he works at Asda.

Or he's famous and you can't work out how she knows you're his wife.

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