Sometimes things come out of my mouth before I think of how it might sound to others. 'Others' as in the other people in the check out line at Safeway this afternoon.
A few days ago I was chatting with one of the docs who knows I am about to start medical school and I was lamenting the fact that I have never really had any ICU or maternity experience as a nurse, and how I wished I had before starting my medical degree.
He told me that while I am here he'll let me catch any babies that arrive when he is on call. SWEET! He's really nice and keen to teach so I have been quite excited about this prospect. Last night he was on call and we did our best to not call him in for things we could deal with on our own so he got to sleep most of the shift.
So today I was getting coffees and he spotted me, came up to me in line and said
"Thanks for last night, you were so GOOD to me! Really, it was what I needed...had a great sleep too."
"Oh yeah, no problem", I said..."we had fun, that is what it is all about right?"
"Cool, ok well I am on call this weekend so maybe we'll see if we can make something work" he says as he's walking away--referring to me getting some OB experience.
"Yeah, thanks! Just don't forget that I WANT BABIES!!" I said over the din as he disappeared down the aisle.
As I turn back to face the line of people the lady in front of me is staring at me with an odd expression--a raised eyebrow and pursed lip. I think--what did I just yell out? I replay the conversation in my head--IDIOT! I wanted to explain--no no no, I don't want HIS baby--he's got some of his own, and I don't even WANT to have babies, and no we were talking about work, and no I am not really interested or having an affair with one of the local pillars of this small community...er...ah....oh forget it.
Yeah. Smooth. Really smooth.
P.S BINY I know you are going to have a field day with this... :)