Saturday, 5 July 2008

The Glass Ceiling Cracks

He's a nurse, he's a man and he's an action figure. And just to make sure it's clear, he's labelled 'Male Nurse'. Oh yes. These times, they are a'changin'. Ha.


Zarathustra said...

When I was a student nurse I did an agency shift in a nursing home, where I had the following conversation:

Care assistant: "So, I understand you're training to be a doctor?"

Me: "No, I'm training to be a nurse."

Care assistant: "A male nurse?"

Me (sarcastically): "No, a FEMALE one! The operation is next week!"

OFMN said...

I recall a similar conversation.

Old Lady: "You're going to be a great, famous doctor one day,"

Me: "It's nice of you to say, but I'm actually training to be a nurse,"

Old Lady: "No! A doctor. You'll be a great doctor,"

Wonders never cease.

GrumpyRN said...

Yep, seems to be a common theme. When my wife (who worked in catering) was asked what I did and she replied HE's a nurse, the next question was always "What, a male nurse?