(Closed) Remember The "How-Don't-You-Know-About-Apartheid" Post?

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Post # 107
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I know a nurse who swears that she doesn’t know what cellulite is…or what it looks like. Uh…what?

Post # 108
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@paula1248:  

@Flanders:  

We had to learn it for choir when I was in grade… seven probably? And my teacher told us it was the national anthem! So I blame her. But also… I don’t know how I would know otherwise? perhaps the olympics? the worst part is that i have a lot of aussie friends from time spent in Europe. So i feel very silly : (  I swear, i’m not uneducated!

Post # 109
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

My Fiance is from england, and my mom and friends ask him the worst questions!! Worst one yet “Are there black people in England?” ::FACEPALM:: That one from my mom!

Post # 110
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@whoa_its_ash:  Don’t worry. There are some wild assumptions made about England. While in a shop in Oregon I was asked whether I actually knew the Queen. Er, no. 

Post # 111
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

@Steampunkbride: HAHA! She asked  him the other day if there were ants there, too. Sigh. Regarding what you said about US geography…A lot of Americans don’t know anything about US geography either! I will admit that I probably could use a refresher course :/

Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Seems like people have started saying “on tomorrow” and “on yesterday” in wide usage the past few years.  Its like gravel in my ears. 

“At our meeting on tomorrow, we will discuss the proper procedure for calling in sick.  Justin used the wrong procedure when he was sick on yesterday.”

WHAT?!

Post # 113
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@NurseMandie:  The pronunciation “Warshington” is a geographic pronunciation. It’s not bad grammer. (People I know who’ve said it are from country areas in southern/eastern Ohio.)

Post # 114
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@penash1:  I’m a nurse and you wouldn’t believe the ignorance of other nurses.  Its sometimes scary.  They don’t know what certain blood tests are, don’t know what medications are for, don’t know how to give injections.  I had one nurse (a RN on the hospital floor) who didn’t know how to flush a picc line….she worked on the cancer floor and at the time I was in nursing school working in the lab.  I couldn’t draw on the picc or I would have, I seriously had to give a play by play to this nurse on what to do. 

Post # 115
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@NurseMandie:  That’s kind of scary. My FH (whose dad is a doctor, btw) truly believes that 50% of what medical professionals says is just guesswork. He always says “if they sound confident when they say it the patient will believe they know what they’re talking about.” I like to give more doctors and nurses more credit than that, but who knows…maybe he’s onto something. 

Post # 116
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

*facepalm*

Post # 117
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@red_rose:  Huh didn’t know that. 

Post # 118
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@penash1:  Not everything should be guess work.  There are specialists for that reason, so general doctors don’t have to guess and really f*** up.  Too many healthcare workers are just so lazy and think “oh it won’t matter” until its serious.  I see it almost everyday.  I do the scheduling for the hospital now and at least 10 times a day I have to document “Will Not Cover” meaning if the wrong test is ordered, the wrong diagnosis, blood work isn’t done, pt wasn’t prepped correctly it goes back to the office scheduling because I gave all my information it was the office who didn’t seem to know what was going on.  I’m not going to be responsible for their mess up.  Which I’m usually the first to get yelled at anyway until I look back at the notes and can then say “Oh yeah I had questions about what was ordered and I documented I won’t cover, you need to address the ordering office/nurse”.

Post # 119
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Duncan:  Yeah, it mostly is. Except this winter was terrible. This picture was taken in the middle of May

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