Funniest CNA story . . . where do I start? There are so many moments working as a CNA when you have to just laugh. But one of my funniest stories comes from a time when I was working in a nursing home and I was in the middle of giving care and administering a stool softener. Yes, a stool softener. Needless to say. one of the CNAs got the surprise of their life. You know what’s coming next don’t you? Well, you guessed it! The patient couldn’t hold it in any longer and as they yelled, “Bombs away!” The caregiver behind them was in for a treat. Hey, being a CNA is sometimes a crappy job . . . literally!
I’m so lucky that I was in front of the patient and not on the receiving end of the surprise. Maybe not the cleanest day at my CNA job, but definitely a day of laughs and smiles. I always say having a good sense of humor and a pair of spare scrubs in your locker is all you need to make the day go smoothly.
Another moment that brings a smile to my face is remembering the prom night we hosted for the residents. On prom day residents are pampered like the kings and queens they are, while helping them get all dolled up with make-up, dresses, and suits, one of the female patients began to get super excited which made my co-workers and myself giddy. We lined them up in the entryway so that their dates (who were local female and male Marines) could escort them in. The music began to play and the dance floor started getting crowded. As I walked around making sure everyone was good, I noticed the same patient on the dance floor with two male Marines having the time of her life! As I passed by she said “ I’m gonna get lucky tonight!” Color me red cause all I could say is “You just may!”