One time, I was from duty, so tired that I did not change my scrub suit with my white uniform and left the hospital. I decided to ride an FX going home so I will be able to take a nap even for a short time, then a heard a cute little girl asking her mom whispering, “mommy, is she a yaya?”. That caught my attention (kawindang). I looked at her mom and gave a timid smile. Her mom just showed her a quiet sign (her index finger on her lips) and said, “shhhhh”. Quite bothered that time, as if I must explain to the child what I really am. I just then thought, maybe I really look like one, exhausted and did not even comb my hair. I just focused with what I want which was to go home and take some rest.
The next day, same scenario, with my scrub, I went to a beauty parlor. When I opened the door, duh! The hairdressers’ clothing was not far the same as mine. I blushed but, I really need my hair done. Ok lang! I belong.
We can see people in scrubs anywhere: in the SPA, barber shops, derm clinics, hotels for housekeeping and even porters. No big deal they also have the right to wear such. No offense for us health workers, but that is also their uniforms. Whether they like it or not, they have to follow their employers.
A lady in scrub was cuddling a baby in her arms while sitting right next to a group of nursing students. Then suddenly a student uttered these words: “kaya nakakawalang gana ang nursing. It’s because kung sino sino na lang nag susuot ng scrub suit which is definitely for nurses (health workers) only”. Unfortunately, the lady with the scrub heard it and said, “you are still a student, yet acts as if you already have the right to wear the so-called scrub suit as what I have now. I’m a registered nurse for years, but not ashamed of what I do. I’m a private nurse, anyway. Beware, sana pagka-graduate mo makapagsuot ka pa rin ng scrub and be called RN”. The student was astonished, talked no more and left.
Lesson: Be humble! Humility counts!
PS: The last part was just an upshot of my imagination yet might happen in real life.
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