Such a prevalent nursing superstition…
How many folks out their cringe when you see me say, even in writing, even from home:
“Things sure are quiet today.” The dreaded Q-word! Have you ever seen the TV anchor (Kent Brockman?) on the Simpsons ask the random professor if viewers should panic some crisis? It goes something like this:
Kent: “In light of these circumstances, professor, would you say it’s time to panic?”
Professor: “Yes, Kent. Yes it is.”
Except in our current context, Mr Professor would add “My God, man, it’s the Q-Word!”
I have absolutely no belief in this silly notion, myself, and would sing “Quiet Quiet Quiet…” to some jaunty tune at work to prove it, but I don’t like to aggravate people (usually), and I don’t like getting smacked upside the head, so to speak. Years ago, I came up with my own word that seems acceptable to folks on the floors, albeit suspect. I say things are “smooth.” To me, “smooth” adds a sense of control over destiny too: you can smooth things out, right?
Anyway, here’s the Joke of the Day:
I guess there’s an E-Word too…
Know of any other superstitions?
(Meme above found on meghan-vaughan.com by Roquel Peiffer.)