Do not mess with nurses. They’re tired and they’re angry from caring so goddamn much, and they don’t have time for you to be stupid.
Michelle Collins and Joy Behar are two of the current co-hosts of The View. I don’t know what kind of training or education is required for that job, but it clearly didn’t include a test on how medicine works in the real world. While having a very serious discussion of the Miss America pageant, Michelle Collins—whose rise to prominence began as managing editor of Best Week Ever‘s website—took a moment to mock Miss Colorado Kelly Johnson’s performance in the talent section.
Not because Miss Colorado fell down or said something insanely stupid, but because she came out wearing her nurse’s uniform and talked about being a nurse. Or, as Ms. Collins described it, she “basically read her emails out loud and, shockingly, did not win.” The more than four million YouTube views on the clip uploaded by NJ.com seem to indicate other people enjoyed her segment, but OK. Michelle Collins is allowed to be bored by someone talking about how they dedicated their lives to others. Then Joy Behar stepped in with one of her classic comedy zingers:
“Why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope on?”
Classic. That idiot nurse beauty doesn’t even know the difference between a nurse stethoscope and a doctor one! I mean, there’s no such difference, but let’s not ruin Behar’s joke with facts. What was Michelle’s answer? “She helps patients with Alzheimer’s, which I know is not funny, but I swear you had to see it.” Yeah. In context, the Alzheimer’s bit was hilarious. How did nurses on the Internet feel about this, you might very reasonably ask?
They were, in short, very unhappy at getting another dose of “just a nurse” disrespect. Michelle Collins didn’t make it better:
Many used the hashtag #nursesunite to express their feelings.
Let’s just hope Joy Behar stays very, very healthy in the near future, or else… or else nurses will still take care of her, because that’s what they do.