Most people dread a visit to the hospital. No matter what you are there for, it's usually never fun, and this is for many reasons. You get stuck waiting for long periods of time, and then you are poked and prodded by multiple doctors and nurses who don't seem to want to tell you a thing. Even though the hospital is definitely no vacation, every now and then you get a glimpse of some of the hilarious behind the scenes moments taking place there. From hilarious puns to patient antics, these are the most entertaining things people saw at the hospital.
1. This Sign Was Posted Next To The Scale At The Doctor's Office, Men Should Take Notes
There are specific topics you should avoid when talking to women, and that includes weight and dieting. These are sensitive topics, so men should proceed with caution. In the doctor's office, a patient snapped a pic of this sign hanging next to the scale, and it could save someone's life. Many people packed on a few extra pounds during quarantine because there was nothing to do besides bake bread and make whipped coffee. It is ok if people gained weight, but it is not anyone else's concern than the person who gained the weight.
2. "Hold My Beer And Watch This" Is Usually Followed By "I Need An Ambulance"
If you have ever been to a college frat party, you have probably witnessed someone say, "hold my beer and watch this" before they do something very stupid. Whether they are jumping off the roof onto a plastic beer pong table or sliding down the stairs on a mattress, that sentence always leads to someone ending up in the hospital. It is unclear if this person works at the hospital or he was coming in as a patient, but we are sure the nurses can agree that this is a true statement. Alcohol causes you to do stupid things, so be careful when you drink and don't trust your friends when they try to show you a new stunt.
3. After A Leg Amputation, This Is How The Patient's Brother Showed Up To The Hospital
When you have to get anything amputated, it is a very serious procedure. Most people have to make difficult decisions to remove one of their limbs. In this case, the patient's twin brother wanted to lighten the mood after surgery, so he came dressed as a pirate. You know, because pirates usually have a peg leg. We hope this guy threw his prosthetic leg at his brother for showing up as a pirate. Since he has an eye patch, his depth perception will be thrown off, and he will be at a disadvantage. At least his brother showed support even if he was making fun of the patient.
4. Someone In The Hospital Really Wanted Pizza
At the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, one patient, named Hazel, put up a sign in her window requesting pizza. She must have gotten sick of the hospital food, and craved a delicious slice of cheesy pizza. Fortunately for Hazel, she captured the attention of many people and made it onto the local news. People started sending this Hazel plenty of pizza, and since she wasn't going to be able to eat it all by herself, her family fed the nurses, doctors, and other patients on her floor. Hazel was a vibrant little girl who was well known on the pediatric oncology floor, and she sadly passed away in 2018.
5. Dr. Hedgeh(og) Reporting For Duty
Dr. Hedgeh must really hate hedgehogs because she is not a fan of people adding "og" to the end of her name. Maybe she played too much Sonic the Hedgehog as a child and started to resent the blue video game character because she kept losing. This doctor could also dislike the simple prank because she has childhood trauma of her classmates calling her hedgehog. No one really knows the real reason why this doctor hates jokes so much, but she needs to lighten up because it is all in good fun.
6. The Airport Is A Great Alternative To Paying For Expensive Medical Tests
Someone saw this posted at a late-night clinic, and it is low key accurate. In America, health care is very expensive; therefore, many people cannot afford it. If you go to the airport, you can get an X-ray in the scanner, a breast exam in the full-body pat-down, and colonoscopy if they think you have things hidden internally. Buying the plane ticket to get to security is much cheaper than a hospital bill. No one can afford their medical bills these days because hospitals will charge you $40 for one Advil when an entire bottle costs about $15. They are robbing us blind.
7. The Laser Eye Surgery Was Such A Rip-Off
Everyone wants to be able to shoot lasers out of their eyes like a superhero. The obvious way to achieve that is to have laser eye surgery, right? That is the procedure where they put laser beams in your eyes, or are we getting confused? Well, if you can't get the power to shoot lasers, at least you no longer have to struggle with glasses and contact lenses. Having a perfect vision is almost like a superpower in some ways. You can brag about how much better you can see than all your friends.
8. When You Ask For Water And They Bring It To You In This Cup
When this person went to get their blood drawn at the lab, they asked for a cup of water. They did not expect the nurse to bring back a cup that said "urine sample." We would be wary of drinking whatever is in that cup. Wouldn't you have trust issues it the nurse gave that to you and expected you to believe it was really water? What if she thought it was water, but someone happened to be very hydrated that day. They should have separate cups for water and pee.
9. When You Mistake Builders Expanding Foam For Your Hair Mousse
We have never seen someone more over life than this woman. We don't know if she needs a doctor or a hairdresser more, but we know she needs a stiff drink and a reset on the day. It must have been quite embarrassing to explain this to the ER nurse when she walked in. To be fair, who leaves hair mousse sitting next to the builder's expanding foam? Those two should not even be in the same room, let alone sitting right next to each other. At this point, she should just shave her head and rock the buzz-cut look.
10. Every Time Someone Comes In With A Fish Hook The Hospital Puts It On Display
We didn't know how common fishing accidents were until we saw this wall of fishing hooks on display in the ER. Every time someone gets stuck on a hook and comes to the hospital, they save it and display it in the hallway. Imagine if you were a repeat offender, you would be famous at this hospital. You probably thought that hooks were only used for catching fish, but they can also catch people. If you are looking for a life partner, you could just go fishing for one, and you might meet your person in the emergency room.
11. Runaway Leech Caught On His Way To The Blood Bank
This leech got sick of the AB+ blood it was feeding on and decided to head to the blood bank for some tasty O-. This leech prefers his blood from a universal donor. How long did they let the leech go before putting it back where it belonged? If you didn't know, leeches are still used in modern medicine to help improve blood flow after constructive surgery where there is poor circulation. The leech removes clotted or congested blood from these delicate areas. They have been used since the times of ancient Egypt.
12. This Is What They Teach You In Med School
This is probably the last book you would want to see in your doctor's waiting room. We are pretty sure that doctors take an oath to do no harm when they get the medical degree, but that hasn't stopped a select few. At least he is reading about how not to kill people. It is always comforting to see doctors trying to improve their skills and become the best in their professions. Imagine looking this book up on Amazon, and a doctor left a review saying, "one star, did not work, had several patients die."
13. Eye Have My Eyes On You
If your anesthesiologist came into the operating room with two sets of eyes, you would probably wonder what drugs the nursed slipped into your IV. However, this doctor was just having some fun to make his patients feel like they saw double. It is a slightly cruel joke, but doctors have to find something fun to do when they deal with trauma all day. We would love to know who drew the second set of eyes because that person is a talented artist.
14. "My Wife Said A Bow And Arrow Was A Bad Present, But I Didn't Listen To Her"
When you give your child a bow and arrow, you should probably expect that nothing good is going to come out of it. The nurse in the corner looks just as confused as the man's wife probably was when he came home with the toy for their child. His son might have been the one that shot the arrow, but the father is the one who stood somewhere in front of the target. You should always stand behind someone who is shooting a bow and arrow, so you have no chance of getting hit like this man.
15. The ER Nurses Decided To Rename The Gummy Bear Flavors
We cannot give enough credit to nurses. They work tirelessly and have to deal with horrible things for long shifts. There are so many responsibilities that come with being a nurse, and sometimes people are rude even when you are the person who is helping them. The nurses decided to have a laugh and rename all the gummy bears after illnesses that resemble those colors. You can go from light green (nausea) to dark purple (he dead). Even as someone who has to deal with so much, they manage to find humor in the little things.