Today I met a delightful woman. She looked to me to be somewhere between 80 and 110 years old. A quick glance at her chart verified her age at being 85. She was down in our department to get a couple of MRIs. While doing the screening required before a person can be exposed to such a strong magnetic force, she told me that she had two boyfriends. I told her that this didn't surprise me as she was very cute. She sort of chuckled, and as I turned away, she called out "and SMART!". She must be! Eighty Five and still managing to juggle more than one man. And doing that while living in a nursing home. She's a better woman than I!
But this is the truly funny part of the story. While her scans were being performed, I did a little light reading through her chart. I was looking over her admitting history and orders and busted out laughing when I saw this order:
"Patient does not want her boyfriends to know her age"
Vanity knows no boundaries!