I've decided that whoever made the decision for doctors to wear white coats had never been inside a hospital. Or, at least, was one of those people who breezed through life never spilling anything on themselves. I am NOT one of those people. I've already mentioned the dangers of working in a hospital, especially when you are delivering babies, but ANYTHING you get on your white coat shows up. When I got to work yesterday, I noticed that I somehow had gotten a mysterious, unidentifiable orange substance on the INSIDE(!) back of my coat. My coat stayed in my car all night, and I didn't notice it the day before, so it seems to me that some evil stain fairy had entered my car during the night to play a trick on me. Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised since only half an hour later I mananged to spill soy milk up my coat sleeve. Don't ask.
Since I was already at work, there was nothing I could do about it, but I felt bad since I would be seeing patients with a stained coat. Then, in walks one of our great clinic nurses, Toby. She tells me she has a Clorox bleach pen, and would I like for her to try and get the stain out? While I'm seeing a clinic patient, she uses her magic pen, and when I come out the stain is GONE!! Totally gone. No longer do I have to be ashamed by wearing a stained coat. It came out so well that I decided I could even wear it again today. The next time I manage to get out to a grocery store, I'm buying a few of those pens, to use at both home and work.
Clorox Bleach pens: chosen by doctors (at least this one!).
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