ok, so this is my first real out in the open, embarrassing experience and it SUCKED. i was at work at the hospital, and i went to a same day surgery floor for one day to learn to start IVs. so i was only there once and that's it, but remember, i was a new person there. ok. so the day is going well, i'm doing great for a first timer. i was out in the front desk area where EVERYONE stands around...doctors, nurses, patients, EVERYONE! minding my own business, when the girl who had been watching over me while doing the IVs calls me out in front of everyone, like she was going to ask me, what time it was or something and says, "hey, why is the hair on the top of your head so much shorter than the rest of your hair!? did you have brain surgery?" i froze and shook my hair no, and turned beat red. and instead of getting the point she continued, "well, then why?" everyone was staring at me, and instead of being blunt and saying it was none of her damn business like i wanted to, i walked over to her and told her what i do, and that no one has ever confronted me about it before! i didn't want to come off being this rude new girl. she felt bad, and my preceptor saved me and told me to sit down by myself, while i began to bawl! i was mortified!! it was like seeing bruises on a woman's face and saying, "hey does your husband beat you up???!?!!?" she couldn't have been any ruder. and i'm being serious, no one has ever asked me about it except family. i'm sure there are TONS who have noticed, but they know the "rules" about what to say, and when to bite your tongue. thank god i don't have to go back there.
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