We are enjoying dinner at a restaurant during the conference. Present at the table are me, six RN’s, two EMTs, a Fire Chief, an animal control officer, a pre-med student and the Health Department Public Information Officer.
Fire Chief: The entire hospital campus is covered by closed-circuit TV, right? So what does this idiot do but go out to a snow-covered parking lot at 2 o’clock in the morning and start cutting dildoes with an ambulance. (shrieks of laughter from the rest of the table) What did I say?
RN: Mike*, I think you meant “donuts,” not “dildoes.” (to me) Aren’t you and Mike giving a presentation together tomorrow?
Me: (with my head buried in my hands) Yes.
PIO: Don’t let him ad-lib.