Daily Joke: A Nursing Home Was Following Regulation

Jaimie-lee Prince
Oct 13, 2020
05:00 P.M.
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Often, employees insist on following instructions from the top and forget to use their discretion. In this situation, a nurse trainee gave herself double work to do when she tried to abide by new regulations. 


A nursing home updated its regulations to make it mandatory that patients being discharged use a wheelchair to leave. A trainee nurse named Alice was informed of this.  

One day, she noticed there was an elderly man dressed and sitting on a bed with a packed suitcase at his feet. Alice offered her assistance to the man, but he told her he was fine.

A wheelchair in a bedroom | Photo: Pexels



"I don't need help to get out of her, I can do it on my own just fine," said the man. Yet Alice was adamant about following the new rules. She insisted that the man gets in the wheelchair. 

Reluctantly, the man got in the chair, and Alice wheeled him across to the elevator. They went inside, and Alice pressed the button for the ground floor. While on the way down, Alice asked the man about his wife. 

Man sits in a wheelchair near a window | Photo: Pexels


"Is she coming to meet you?" she asked, to which the man responded, "I don't know. I guess she's still in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown." 


One evening, a man and his wife were having dinner at a fancy restaurant. The man kept looking over at a drunk woman who was taking large gulps from her glass. She sat all alone at the nearby table. 

Man and woman sitting in a restaurant | Photo: Pexels


The wife, seeing her husband staring, asked: "Well, do you know her?" The man said that he did. He explained: "She's my ex-girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up seven years ago."

The man continued: "I hear she hasn't been sober since." In response, the wife stated: "My God! Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

A bar scene | Photo: Pexels



Every day at a business place, one secretary named Gwen would insist on reading the horoscopes for all of her co-workers. She took the information from the daily newspaper. 

Once Gwen opened up the paper, she read out the horoscopes without being prompted by anyone. She read them out loud in their entirety before closing the newspaper. 

Someone holds an open newspaper in front of them | Photo: Pixabay

The woman's boss eventually got tired of this and approached her. He asked: "Gwen, You seem to be a normal, level headed person. Do you really believe in astrology?" She answered: 

"Of course not. You know how skeptical we Capricorns are."