As an ice-breaker bit, I sometimes bring participants up on stage and hand out cards with punchlines for them to read. At the Nurses In Motion gig I did last week, it was a few reluctant nurses who helped me pull off a more tailored version of the Jeff Foxworthy bit.

So in this case, the set-up was obviously: “You might be a nurse if … ”

Here are two examples:

You might be a nurse if …
At home, you have a random collection of badges, lanyards, and miscellaneous medical supplies and are unsure why you don’t throw them away.

You might be a nurse if …
No matter how awful or bad something smells, you’ve smelled something so much worse.

After the show a guy nurse comes up. “I think you’ve left one out … ”
“I’m sure I did. Whaddya got?”

He smiles, “The love of finding a good vein … the arm kind.” I ask him to elaborate and he says, “I’m always getting busted by my wife at grocery stores, telling me to stop staring at people’s arms. And I’m like: I’m sorry, honey but that vein is a thing of beauty … I could tap that with a crazy straw it’s so ready.”

I guess it’s true about beauty being in the eye of the beholder …

Can’t wait to see all the nurses at the next stop in Little Rock in April.

And thanks to Jim the nurse for the new line!

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