+1056 – Y’all, let me tell you that I haven’t stopped thinking about this for about 2 weeks straight since it happened.
So here we were, finally sitting peacefully in the break room eating our lunch at like 3pm when some goofy goober admin stiff walks into our cozy little safe space and starts looking around—didn’t even acknowledge us. Our conversation immediately went silent as we just sat there and watched him.
All of a sudden he goes “AHA! And who does THIS belong to!?” as he swooped in and essentially ripped our toaster out of the wall. The silence in the room while this was all happening was deafening.
He then proceeded to walk out of the room, and I kid you not, he held the toaster high above his head like a damn war trophy, in the middle of the NICU hallway and yelled to his buddies “We got one!”
My guess is that there was supposed to be some type of safety tag on it that wasn’t there? The toaster belonged to one of the night nurses, so I’m assuming that was why it was taken, but like, dude…get a fucking life.
I was in the navy for a long time before nursing, and I’m very familiar with the concept of “illegal” and non-safety tagged electronics posing a fire hazard, but that was on a fucking boat, where fires pose a much greater risk (see the USS Bonhomme Richard) than in a brand new hospital break room where tired nurses sometimes want to toast their fucking bagels.
I never even used that toaster, but I’m still mad about it. Hospital admin shouldn’t be allowed in break rooms.