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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nursing Home Humor

I'm sure you've all seen the yellow, wet floor signs meant to warn people from slipping.  We have them at the nursing home, and housekeeping puts them out whenever they are mopping the floors.
Recently one of the housekeepers came down the hall laughing, carrying one of the signs.   It had been altered a little.

One of our residents thought he was being pretty funny and added a few words to give a whole new meaning to the sign.  And if you look closely, he added something to the figure on the sign as well!
He did give us all a laugh!

25 comments:

Phoebes World said...

Oh my goodness...what a character. That made me smile. I loved working in a residential home. The 'oldies' had a wicked sense of humour. They thought they could get away with anything ...and they usually did.
Thank you for sharing
Phoebe x

Carrie B. said...

Ha! Love it. The really funny part is that, if memory serves me well, you almost could post a sign like that in that environment. ;)

Jenny said...

Oh dear, I need one of those for Javier, who in his dotage has become frequently incontinent. The only problem is, he can't read (I don't think).

Also that reminds me of a story Audrey told once about humor in the workplace. She and a co-worker loved their coffee strong, so they had collaborated in dumping two packets of coffee into the filter basket instead of one. The result was so good, they kept doing it, but they didn't tell anyone. Except, somebody eventually caught on and taped a hand-lettered sign above the coffee pot: "One packet per pot makes for happy employees."

Only, someone came along the next day and marked through the words "One packet per" ...

I think I may have told you that one before. If so, apols. I don't approve of pot smoking, haaahahaha but I do like me a strong cup of joe. xoxo

Sally said...

How funny! It's always nice to have something to smile about; thanks for sharing and the smile. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh dear! Too funny, Mari :) At least he still has his humor.

Hugs to you!

Linda E said...

In a job that is mostly sad, it is so nice to be glad too! Humor is a good medicine for all. We oldies but goodies still have laughter which keeps us hanging on a little while longer.

Terri D said...

That is hilarious! I bet the resident who did it had a blast!! Thanks for sharing that, Mari! You started my day with laughter! Happy Friday!

Simply Linda said...

OH my!!!!!

sara said...

that's great!

Patsy said...

OLD PEOPLE----WE can still have fun.

Brooke said...

tee hee!!

Sola Scriptura said...

It's nice to see he still has his sense of humour!! hehe

Dianna said...

He does have his sense of humor still!

Mari said...

Ahaha, oh that means something. :)

Nancy said...

That's really cute, that person has great sense of humor.. :-)

Cherdecor said...

So funny! I bet that really made your day!

Amy at love made my home said...

It is always good to keep a sense of humour isn't it!! xx

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, that is TOO funny! What a cute old man. hahaha...

Jean Stauffer said...

That's great! Reminds me of a sign at a pool that you most like have seen or heard of before -

"Welcome to the OOL. Notice there is no P in it. Please keep it that way."

White Lace and Promises said...

Hilarious! Must of been a typical male resident. Even the best can be a mess. I love this! You gave me a good laugh!

Karin said...

Fantastic sense of humour - loved it!

Anita said...

Love it!

Happy New Year, Mari, to you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Haha. We could have used one of those in the special needs school facility I used to work for. :)

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! What a cute thing to see! And the fact that a resident came up with it too. Thank the Lord for our senses of humor :). I makes our physical problems bearable!
Happy Sunday my friend,
Ceil

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Hilarious! Had to share with Ivan too :)