As we all know, nurses are some of the most hardworking folks out there! That anyone would question their hard work and compassion is, frankly, nuts. They’re awesome!
So when they’re not caring for the most vulnerable in our society, what do nurses like to get up to? My guess would be something along the lines of; catching up on all that freakin’ sleep they miss out on because they’re working ridiculous hours to keep people healthy and happy.
However, Senator Maureen Walsh has a slightly different idea of a Nurse’s daily itinerary and recently suggested that even during work hours most nurses
“probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day”
Walsh came out with that particular nugget of wisdom when opposing a motion that would allow nurses uninterrupted meal and rest periods.
Now, in case you’re unable to see the benefit of giving people whose jobs involve saving lives and caring for very sick people, I’ll spell it out for you. We’ve all made stupid mistakes because we were sleepy. We’ve all done (seriously) regrettable things when we’re hungry (me more than most) so to oppose the idea of life-saving professionals getting the occasional break? Well, to me, it’s just ridiculous.
Walsh just couldn’t fathom why nurses would need a break though?! They’re only playing cards! (and saving people’s lives) And card games are pretty relaxing!
Unfortunately for Maureen, the eyes and ears of the internet were wide open and picked up on this blip really, really quickly…
(Image Credit: Maureen Walsh)
Nurses, in between games of cards, heard about Walsh’s comments. Some were understandably pretty hurt by these comments, they’re running themselves ragged to serve the people who need it most.
Others saw this is as the perfect opportunity to respond with their sassiest responses, showcasing that laughter really can be the best medicine!
(Image Credit: Twitter, @NurseRec)