My boss is a cruel bitch. Yes, she's my friend... but she's a cruel, mean, heartless bitch. She's also an atheist, so I think she did this as a joke on me. She hired 2 travel nurses to work for 9 weeks who are from the BIBLE BELT; one from Texas and one from Alabama. Between the Catholic Filipinos and the white Christian Fundies, I'm in atheist hell.
We're busy and learning a new computer charting system (I'm a teacher), so we really did need the extra help. But these nurses are just grating on my last nerve. The one from Alabama is certain her 14 year old daughter will remain a virgin until she's married because "it's what God wants". Uh huh. Right. So give her no birth control options and you'll be a grandma before you know it, bitch.
I had a conversation with Miss Texas that went something like this:
MT: "My middle name is GAY, but I go by the initial G now."
MT: "because it has such a negative connotation to it now. It used to mean 'happy' until a few years ago."
me: Really? The movies were using the term GAY to mean homosexual as early as the 1930's. Really. Go look it up. And why is it so negative?
MT: "well, you know. I doesn't want people thinking I'm GAY because of my name".
me: (ridiculous argument) Why would that be a bad thing? I don't see the term GAY as negative. I know many gay people and they are pretty darn nice. Some are even wonderful.
MT: "the bible says it's wrong".
me: (I knew it was coming) Well.... The bible also says, in the very same book you're referring to, that you shouldn't be working today. Today is Sunday. You're going to hell now.
MT: "well, my employer says I have to work".
me: So... your employer is bigger than God?
MT: "I have to eat and pay bills".
me: Shouldn't God provide for you so you don't have to work Sunday and disobey his good book?
MT: "people need care on Sunday".
me: You would think if God made the rule that people can't work on Sunday, then he should have made it so that everyone is feeling fine on Sunday and resume illness other days of the week. That way nurses and everyone wouldn't have to work and disobey the bible.
MT: "The bible says homosexuality is wrong."
me: So... you pick and choose from the bible to fit your lifestyle? That sounds wrong to me. Even my husband's Mormon Grandma says she believes the things about the religion that make sense to her.. and not everything does. So your religion is cafeteria style?
MT: "everything the bible says is God's word".
me: ...but you're working on Sunday. Hmph.
MT: Leaves the room.
I called my respiratory therapist friend who's an atheist just to have a little chat and get a breath of atheistic fresh air. What a day.