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The Call Button
By Walt Hardester
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Last edited: Monday, October 10, 2011
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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I'm so bad.
I once worked in a small hospital in rural Alabama. I worked weekends there and got in forty hours over three days.
One Saturday afternoon an elderly lady had passed away in one of the rooms near the nurses station.
She had been sick for a long time and was finally at peace. I was fairly new at this hospital and the nurses really didn't know me, which is what makes this story even better.

I had passed her room several times, and they were still waiting for the funeral home to come and pick up the body. It had been a couple hours since she had passed away.

All the nurses on that shift were in the nurses station, charting and getting ready to be relieved by the 3-11 shift.

Now, I have been known to pull a practical joke on occasion.

One time as I passed by the deceased lady's room, I slipped in and activated the nurse call button, and quickly left the room. Then I proceeded on towards the nurses station.
I heard the call light buzzing. But what really struck me as funny was what the nurses were saying to each other.

"What the heck, that lady dead?"
Then one said to another, "You goes down there and check it."
"Nooo, I ain't going down there, you go."
"No, I ain't going down there either, you go."
Finally one of them said, "Well somebody gots to go and see was going on."
"Ok, I'll go, but you go with me."

I just walked on by the nurses station, smiling to myself.



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Reviewed by J Howard 5/2/2011
life is quite enjoyable, when we take the time to enjoy it-i enjoyed this short read.
thanks for sharing
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 9/21/2007
can't believe they took time to talk about J
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/19/2007
I bet you're a Real Hoot at Halloween, too!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/19/2007
What a rotten thing to do!!!!!!!
I love it!!!!!!!!!!
A man which deserves a mighty clap in the back from being a sooooooo gooooooood practical jocker.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/18/2007
you naughty devil you!
Reviewed by Jean Strickland 9/18/2007
Awe!!! You Ain't right! I'm a nurse and I can just see those girl's faces. I couldn't help but laugh myself. In nursing school we pulled a prank on our teacher. One of the patient's had died and was sent to the morgue. Only thing was...our teacher didn't know this. We cleaned the bed real quick and one of our male students got in the bed and covered up with a sheet. We tied a tournaquet around his ankle to make his foot pale and left it sticking out of the cover. The nurse on duty then asked our sweet, shy instructor if she wanted to take a few students in to "tag the toe". Of course, she thought that was a good idea. So in we went. When she tried to get one of us to do it, we all said "no way!" When she went to demonstrate, the male student under the cover kicked her and she freaked. Then we all started laughing and he pulled the sheet off. It was tooooo funny! She was fair skinned and turned white as the dead!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/18/2007
Only you....coulda done you did not trick them this time around while in hospital huh??

Thanks for making me smile!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/18/2007
WALT!!! LM*O!! I need oxygen, STAT! I can't breathe; laffin' too hard! LOLOLOLOLOL
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/18/2007
You have a bit of a mean streak, don't ya, Walt? heeheehee To be a fly on the wall, hearing these nurses...too funny!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 9/18/2007
Laughing too hard to review!!!

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