What's Happening??!!??

  1. Could someone please explain to me how, while sitting in your seat on the bus, you get this overwhelming desire to stab the bus driver in the neck?? WHAT IS GOING ON??? This same thing happened just about this time last year. What is with people? Is this some thing to make us afraid to use public transportation? Are greyhound buses emitting a "You've Got to Stab the Driver in the Neck RIGHT NOW!!" toxin from the seats we're not aware of? Why does my boss keep bringing in doughnuts? Doesn't he know how horribly unhealthy these <smack> doughnuts are?...especially with coffee <slurp!> I mean, what the heck is going on around here??!!!??

    http://www.reuters.com/news_article....toryID=1519317
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Mental illness is a frightening and often misunderstood disease. I cannot even pretend to understand what is going on in their minds.

    My mom, the wonderful psych nurse that she is, often gets asked "WHY! How can you do that? Aren't you scared?" She has a stock answer, and it seems appropriate to share here.

    "I'm not scared because I know who the crazy people are. I know who I need to be careful of. I'm on constant guard. Do YOU know who's sitting next to you on the bus?"

    Heather
  4. by   Aussienurse2


    Your boss gives you donuts??????? Where do you work and can you get me a job??????? I LOVE you!!!!!






    Well it works for my kids....had to try....
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    I keep meaning to speak to him about these poisonous doughnuts, but I need to wipe the glaze residue from my cheek first.

    I used to ride the greyhound bus between Toledo and Memphis for about 2 years while in nursing school. It was not fun. EVER. I finally convinced my Dad to spend an extra $40 for plane fare after he realized that newly released convicts were regular passengers on the route I had to take back and forth. You have NO idea who you are sitting next to on the bus. Heather's Mom is right.
  6. by   CATHYW
    OMG! I have never ridden the bus, but have often wondered about the folks who do. Newly released convicts? O-M-G!

    Your MD is Satan in disguise, girl! I have the weakest spot in the world for sweets, and know where you're coming from! (Dusting crumbs from blouse)
  7. by   Aussienurse2
    Yet another reason I never take public transport, that and the fact that busses and trains don't have seat belts. But planes do, how can that be right???? The last place in the world you need one but there they are!! I mean if your going to fall 20,000 feet a SEATBELT is gonna save ya!! I don't think!!
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    Yep, when you're released from a state or Federal prison and have no one to pick you up, they give you a bus ticket. Used to be mostly released cons, the Amish, college students, runaways, and those who couldn't afford to fly rode on the route I used to take longggggg time ago. It was entertaining, to say the least.
  9. by   JonRN
    I once worked with a wise old lab tech, and he told me something I've never forgotten. He said "I used to work ar Central State (the old psychiatric hospital in Indy) and they admiitted people every day". Which meant that the day before, they were running around loose. George was a wise man and I learned a lot from him.

    Pappy
  10. by   Mkue
    We have relatives in Fresno, thank goodness they don't ride a bus !!

    Scary !!
  11. by   CATHYW
    some goof in atlanta stabbed an elderly man and a 12 year old boy to death today! they were his girlfriend's father (or grandfather) and her son! what a lovely way to show his affection!

    as if the worlkd doesn't have enough meaness and hatefulness in it, we have to keep spreading it around at home! what ever possesses people?
  12. by   Rustyhammer
    We should be living each day with love and kindness. We never know what tomorrow will bring.
    Let me tell you all now. I appreciate you being here.
    -Russell
  13. by   shygirl
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    We should be living each day with love and kindness. We never know what tomorrow will bring.
    Let me tell you all now. I appreciate you being here.
    -Russell
    That's really nice, I feel...........special.:kiss
    Shygirl
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rustyhammer
    we should be living each day with love and kindness. we never know what tomorrow will bring.
    let me tell you all now. i appreciate you being here.
    -russell
    enough said.

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