By facepalm - United States - Sayreville
Today, working as a nurse, I saw a patient in for follow-up after a partial leg amputation. I checked her blood pressure and gave her the reading, which prompted her husband to ask what it meant. She replied, "I'm alive." Before I could stop myself, "And kicking" spilled out of my mouth. FML
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By  cr3ativity  |  15

That's kinda inconsiderate of you.

  mb2_native  |  15

It happens to all of us 6, not necessarily like that. But it happens nonetheless and it just happened at the wrong time, I know I said something like that in front of someone in a wheelchair and I almost died, but he started to laugh at my fail so I just had to laugh too.

  chlorinegreen  |  27

Only problem is it may be a bit of a sensitive issue since it's still so new. But don't worry op hopefully they'll see it was a accident and brush it off their shoulder. Accidents happen!

  Pleonasm  |  34

That is the whole point.
Patient doesn't have literal leg to stand on/ Nurse doesn't have metaphorical leg to stand on -- pun links the two together, voilà.

Try to not be a smartass.

  kut17  |  11

Generally when someone doesn't have a leg to stand on, it means they don't have any evidence to uphold their claim. It doesn't mean they can't backpedal out of an awkward situation. That's why that joke sucked.


You're digging yourself a deeper hole, kut17.

Keep going, you're almost deep enough where you can't get any wifi. Then we won't have to read your idiotic comments anymore!

  kut17  |  11

If you don't have a leg to stand on, you don't have evidence for your argument. Since OP was not in an argument or debate with the patient, this joke doesn't have a leg to stand on!

By  cmac86  |  23

I'm sure you beat her to it. one of my friends had both of his legs amputated at the knee, his left hand amputated and most of his right hand amputated (he had a virus when he was an infant). he jokes about it all the time (like "watch out for that cat over there-she bites!" and he will hold his amputated arm up)