A nurse went to the hospital


A nurse went to the hospital for her first day on the job

Due to a miscommunication, she did not know the name of the ward she had been assigned. Instead, she was told to take medicine to the ward since the supervisor was running late

Upon reaching the spot, she saw there were only 3 men in the hospital beds. Starting her shift, she began to hand out medications. The nurse stopped at the first bed and asked the man there “What are you in the hospital for?”

The man, roughly her own age, looked up at the nurse and said “My love is like a red red rose, that’s newly sprung in June.”

The nurse inwardly rolled her eyes at this, having been hit on several times in her career. She moved on to the next bed, occupied by an older gentleman and asked, “Why are you here, sir?”

The second man closed his eyes and sang “Should auld acquaintances be forgotten, and never brought to mind? We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, and pray for auld lang syne.”

This confused the nurse since it was nowhere near New Year. Reaching the last bed on the ward, she asked the man there (clearly the oldest of the trio) “What are you in for?”

This man merely sat back and whispered “Now, what this tale o’ truth shall read, Ilk man and mother’s son, take heed: Whenever to Drink you are inclined Or Cutty-sarks be in your mind, think ye may buy the joys o’er dear; Remember Tam o’ Shanter’s mare.”

By now the nurse is convinced all three men are mentally disturbed somehow. The supervising doctor finally arrived and the nurse immediately asked “Is this the psychiatric ward?!”