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Yesterday I took care of this sweet little old lady, Mrs. M, with a gorgeous foreign accent.  She said, “I’d like to put a word in for my aide last night.”

“Sure, if you tell the manager she was good, the aide will be rewarded.”

“Well, I could do that, but what I would like to ask is if you will do me a favor.  Can she have the night off tonight?  She had such a stressful night last night.”

Um, no. Sarah will have to come in tonight and work her tail off all night, just like last night.

But what a sweet lady! Going in her room and helping her with even the simple stuff was such a joy. I wish she could teach the other patients that being kind to the staff has its benefits.  Mrs. M, no matter how busy I am, I will gladly bring you fresh coffee, fluff your pillow, and listen to your stories of your childhood!

2 responses »

  1. I love this. It’s funny how people don’t get that if you are nice you will get better treatment (most of the time)! What a sweet sounding lady

  2. Seriously. I’ll be as nice as I can to all my patients, well-behaved or not. But truth be told, I still find myself drawn to the kind patients in any (rare) spare moments I have.


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