The best part of being a nurse was getting to know the patients. Most days brought a surprise. Late one afternoon I was hurrying to return a patient to his room after a treatment. I helped him into his chair, wrapped him in a blanket, and zipped down the hall. As always, I was in a bit of a hurry to get home to my children. I wheeled him into what I thought was his room only to find the bed already occupied by a little old lady. “Oh excuse me Ma’am. Wrong room!” I apologized.
“Just bring him right on in, Honey. I’ve been here quite a while!” We all got a good laugh out of that.
Hint for anyone in hospital. Always ask that your wheelchair seat be covered and be wrapped in a blanket when you leave your room. Wheel chair seats can be soiled and those halls get cold.