At the beginning of each shift, there was a brief turnover meeting between the staff leaving and the staff arriving. Each patient’s day was briefly summarized for those beginning a new shift. One of the most often repeated statements about a patient was the phrase “inappropriate laughter.” As in, “Seldon has been exhibiting a lot of inappropriate laughter today.”
Even though I understood what they meant by it in the context of the hospital, that phrase always triggered in my mind the thought that surely laughter, of any kind, is usually good. Right?
Well, a few days ago I would have had to write a big INAPPROPRIATE LAUGHTER on my own chart. Seems I was not mature enough to keep it together during yoga class when we were in Corpse Pose, all silent, eyes closed, doing our post-practice relaxation, and this guy started snoring so hard I’m pretty sure the ends of his yoga mat were flapping.
The yoga endorphins…the snoring…it was all just too much for me.
Here’s hoping everybody enjoys a great laugh today! The more inappropriate, the better.