Friday, 21 January 2011

Things I learned yesterday

Always check the chair before you sit down.

Especially in Nursing homes.

It isn't comfortable to be delivering a 3 hour training session with a wet patch on your middle aged lady Boden wrap round dress.

28 comments:

Saz said...

hilarious!!!

luv saz x

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Good stuff, right up my twisted street!

auntiegwen said...

Saz - yep wet soggy bum, then worrying if my wet soggy bum was a wet soggy smelly bum too!!!! x

slommler said...

Oh dear! Now that is awful for sure! Ha!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Ayak said...

Oh no...it had to be you didn't it? :-(

auntiegwen said...

Ken - thank you, when I used to be a nurse I always checked. That's what a decade in academia got me, a wet bum.

auntiegwen said...

SueAnn and Ayak - you both popped up when I was typing my reply to Ken !!!!

It was a really horrible realisation, and yep Ayak it had to be me ! xxx

Gigi said...

Why I do believe this is quite excellent advice - in all situations. Says the woman who has sat on gum more times than she can count....

Betty said...

I bet those old ladies did it on purpose and sat back to watch you squirm!

Andy said...

I'm with Betty - 'twas clearly a trap.

Laura said...

why were you in a nursing home? Were you putting your name down for a place?? :O)

diney said...

It will have amused those old dears for minutes.. (until they forgot!!)

libby said...

Oh god bless you sweetheart....did it feel like a premonition of times to come?? hope you had a grey cardi you could tie around your waist to hide it..xxx

Curry Queen said...

Oh Yuk yuk yuk!

Mrs Worthington said...

were you really delivering training or were you checking it out for a future abode. Wet patch - ew! Could have been worse though might have been a brownie

auntiegwen said...

Gigi - oh no, not gum!!!!

Betty and Andy - the revenge of the old ladies for being in a home! I hadn't thought of that

Lolly - just checking out my options in case the beautiful children won't mind me in my old age

Diney - yep, it was in a dementia unit

Libby - not a grey cardie in sight, sadly :(

CQ - yep it really was

Mrs W - genuinely delivering training as for the brownie eeuurrrgghhhhh

Wylye Girl said...

Hats off to you for not screaming and running for the hills. Wily things, old people. I'm sorry though, I did laugh!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Oh dear God! It could have been worse. My old PA sat on the chair at reception to cover for the receptionist who had to dash to the loo. When she stood up she had blood on her white denim skirt! The silly old trout that worked there had leaked hence her dash to the loo - she could have warned the PA not to sit down! Priceless. Brilliant post dear Auntie - have been wetting myself catching up with your posts - better tell my husband not to sit on my chair eh?!

Lena said...

lol....Febreze and a blow drier in every nursing home bog...!!

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

Been there - done that - I struggled to supress hysterical laughter when it happened to me - a lesson never forgot.
x

Sandi said...

Ewwww, wet patch creeping through the clothes to your bum. Did you shower when you got home???
I sat in a wet patch at the movies once, it was cocacola (I hope anyway) I jumped up as soon as my bum hit the cold and wet.
The comments were as funny as your post.
x Sandi

auntiegwen said...

WG - I think it's a fairly frequent occurence!

Mobs - brilliant to have you back my love xxxx

Lena - now you tell me!!!!

Steve - I know it is funny but hopefully I'll learn :)

Sandi - the comments are always the best bit of anything I write xxx

London City Mum said...

Now that has got to be a topic for future story-telling events!

LCM x

Suzanne Jones said...

Oh no. Just horrid.

XX

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Thanks for the warning, I could be back visiting Nursing Homes again sometime soon!

auntiegwen said...

LCM - my life is massively entertaining if you're not living it! x

S - it was quite unexpected and unpleasant xx

LFBS - yep, learn from your aunties mistakes :)

Kelloggsville said...

baaaaaarrrrrrffffffff

dress in Age Concern collection bag now? after all, they've scented it, it must be an ownership thing, no?

Madame DeFarge said...

Couldn't you unwrap it???