So ...in a lighter and much shorter post than my previous one - this just happened. Can I blame it on 2 days of caffeine deprivation? I was reading through a list of slang terms used by nurses in Funny Nurses FB site. GeeEEE! I can't believe I actually considered the following:
5. lantern test
Definition: To shine a pen light in a patient’s mouth and see their eyes light up (i.e. they have no brain).
Usage: She thought Smucker’s could be used as contraceptive jelly. I think she’d fail the lantern test.
Me -"Huh? I never noticed that. I'm getting the flashlight." Then I read the jelly comment. Then I went back to the top ..to reread what I must've misread, while simultaneously imagining some hollow space in which light could shoot up through some orifice I'm unaware of. After all ...I didn't know I had a ureter until I was 50, never mind TWO ureters.
And this thought process of mine occurred even though I have seen the doctors do this exam countless times in my 20 yrs working at the hospital and also with my own kids. Not to mention that I never saw my own eyes light up when it was done to me. Obviously ..I'd see the light too.
Ha - this would give new meaning to bright eyes. :)
The irony of this doesn't escape me here.
And I'm a brunette. :)
I really can attribute this to caffeine deprivation ...right? :)