Here we are in February, with hearts and flowers everywhere we look. Of course, the images that we’re being bombarded with aren’t anatomically correct, but that’s alright – you can pack more chocolates into the box with the ‘traditional’ design!
And isn’t that what the holiday is all about? Chocolate, in all of the wonderful flavors and shapes and marvelous vending machines that never run out, even in the middle of a shift-that-just-won’t-stop…
Some people are surprised by nurses’ devotion to chocolate. After all, we’re health care providers. We’re doing our best to make sure everyone’s fit as a fiddle. So how can we advocate so strongly for chocolate?
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. It’s obviously a vegetable. Vegetables are good for you. Mystery solved!
Of course, February isn’t entirely about romance, or as we call it, chocolate. It’s also National Heart Month, a celebration of all things cardiac. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing great heart humor as we find it, and encourage you to send in your favorite joke about the old ticker.
To get things started, here’s a perennial favorite (and just in time for tax season!)
A new arrival, about to enter hospital, saw two white coated doctors searching through the flower beds.
“Excuse me,” he said, “have you lost something?”
“No,” replied one of the doctors. “We’re doing a heart transplant for an income-tax inspector and want to find a suitable stone.”