Tailgating With Teeth In My Pocket


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The long term care facility where I work periodically does tailgating.  Each wing/floor brings in food to share and then everyone participating grabs a tray and goes around filling their plates with goodies.

During my first tailgate, which also happened to be during my orientation as an aide, the nurses on my floor told me to come along with them and learn how this was done.  Trouble was I was in the middle of trying to get my resident’s dentures to stay put in her mouth.  There was no denture adhesive in her room, and I had her out by the nurses station.  The nursing supervisor went off the floor to get some for me, and the nurses waiting for me said “just stick her teeth in your pocket”.  So, I pulled off my glove with the teeth inside and stuck it safely into my…

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