madjack posted at 10:37:38 PM on Aug 24, 2012:
RockChick posted at 09:02:50 PM on Aug 24, 2012:
Sorry for you MadJack but I too am a Nurse so I guess you can score me a little higher on the IQ scale. I too am also married to a Dr. who is considered by more than a few people in the world to be a genius so spare me! I might add that the nurses at St. Vincents are in the UAW and provide excellent care.
Don't waste your time and energy being sorry for me, RockChick. Clearly you have better things to do with both.
So you're a nurse and you're not happy with my assessment of your IQ. Alright then, let's gift you a few points and move you up to the next level; Above Average or Bright: 115 - 129. There now. All better?
And you're married to a Doctor - good for you! And your Doctor is considered by more than a few people to be a genius. Okay, that's good enough for me. I guess we can make you a genius by injection.
Will someone please explain to me why I attract insecure neurotics? AC? Where are you, buddy?
In the genius bracket of the Stanford-Binet IQ test, duh, you moron. With documented proof, no less.
Binet Scale of Human Intelligence
IQ Score Original Name Modern Term
Over 140 Genius or Near-Genius
120 - 139 Very Superior
110 - 119 Superior
90 - 109 Average or Normal
80 - 89 Dull Dull Normal
70 - 79 Borderline Deficiency Mild
50 - 69 Moron Moderate
20 - 49 Imbecile Severe
Below 20 Idiot Profound
Of course, there's also the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and some other tests out there too.
So what was that comment about throwing a howler monkey in the room? Ah, here it is:
So Dr. Rees working with the surgical nurse is about like you working with the developmentally challenged person described earlier. This means stress, and now in the middle of this someone throws a howler monkey in the room and you wonder why Rees loses his temper? I think it's likely the man cannot imagine anyone actually doing something like this to him in the middle of an operation.
My daily dealings with normal people who are somehow trusted to drive massive objects around at high rates of speed and pay attention while doing it, people who are free to procreate yet they cannot tell the difference between a standard power cable and an Ethernet patch cord, people who can tell me everything about the last season of Jersey Shore yet who couldn't install a new toilet, faucet, electrical outlet, or set up their new TV without screwing it up, people who are LITERALLY running around with access to the entire Internet in their pocket yet can't seem to spend 5 minutes to Google and read an answer to a question, are stressful enough. Then I have to deal with the FUCKING howler monkeys out there whose mouths or keyboard fingers fire off on reflex before Brownian motion brings their two remaining brain cells into contact that insist that the Earth was created 6000 years ago, that Jesus rode dinosaurs, that God hates fags, that Obama is a Kenyan-born commie socialist Nazi, that supply-side economics works, that the only rape that matters is "legitimate" or "forcible" rape and that you can't get pregnant from such, that birth control is taken like aspirin every time before a woman has sex, that evolution is merely a theory and "intelligent design" is valid too, and above all, that their far-out whacko nutjob ideas deserve equal air time so the people can decide whether or not their claims that 2+2=5 are more valid than the entire educational, technologic, and scientific community standing behind 2+2=4.
And then people go off on me for fucking using the word "fuck" so fucking much, because using bigger words to express how stupid some people are and how exasperated I am would be pointless as nobody would know what they mean nor bother to look them up. Fuck.
Having said all that and gone way off topic, let me say this:
It sounds like Dr. Rees has way high standards for his surgical team. He's probably a perfectionist prick, which is great if he's doing surgery on you and not so good if you have to work with him. He needs to take a chill pill and understand that he can't always have the best of the best and that people do fuck up or somehow don't always understand what you spell out to them. At the same time, his team needs to realize he's a perfectionist prick and deal with it. If Nurse Lemay isn't cut out for working with him, he should have said so a long time ago and be done with it. Some people just cannot get on the same wavelength.
That said, clearly there was some sort of lack of professionalism going on in that OR AND someone Clearly Fucked Up. Accidentally or deliberately, I refuse to speculate and I'm sure a jury's going to decide that one, on top of all the internal and external investigations that have been triggered by such a colossal cluster-fuck.