2.27.2006

new quote...

got this from my nurses desktop calendar. gotta love mom for always finding it and placing it under the christmas tree. and gotta love the calendar. some pretty funny stuff...
i was terribly behind on the calendar due to the new room and me not wanting to deal with the calendar until the room was ready. so i was ripping off all of the pages trying to catch up and stumbled across this quote. could be one of my new favorites.
  • nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. mlk jr.
how true is that? i love it. when asked about traits i like/dislike in people, i often reply that i'm not a huge fan of ignorant people. now let me clarify. according to webster.com ignorant and illiterate are synonyms. in the land of shannon, the word ignorant is used more as an unwillingness to learn. that someone who has the opportunity to do so chooses not to. just wanted to clarify... i have nothing against the illiterate. in fact, i'm amazed by it. how can a country, a so called 'powerhouse', have people who can't read or write?
i have a patient who is such a challenging case because he can't read or write. now how do you explain to someone when to take their pills? how can they tell the difference between them? how can they remember a schedule? so sad, so frustrating.
alright enough sad stuff...

i had a person other than my husband tell me i was beautiful today. i'm not sure i've ever had that happen and totally beyond unexpected! i mean, coming from a significant other i kinda expect it. i know i shouldn't but i sometimes do...
so back to the story, it was sooo cute. i was taking care of a patient when another one gently tapped me on the shoulder. he quietly said, 'excuse me. but you are beautiful.' seriously. that never happens! ever. i'm 100% sure that i blushed. which is silly since it was a 78 year old man! and then makes me wonder, maybe i really do look better as a brunette since he never said anything before! ;oP

4 comments:

hera said...

and i'm sure that 78 year old man was meaning both inside and out! I bet you make his day Shannon - as he no doubt did yours. What a buzz!

Heather said...

You ARE beautiful!

Totally agree with you about ignorance- I believe there is not much that is more maddening.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with the 78 year old and Heather....

You are beautiful (inside and out!) and can't stand ignorant people (by your definition....)

Carmen

TracyDacy said...

Add me to the list of Nick, the 78 year-old, Hera, Heather, and Carmen. I think you're beautiful too Shannon - inside and out!