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Nurse Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸΌ

My grandfather used to tell a story about a nurse that strikingly looked like Elvis, or perhaps wished he was Elvis that took care of his father when he was under bed rest.


It was around the 1970's and this Nurse Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸΌ would blast his rockabilly tunes over the radio πŸ“» despite the desires of his patient, my great grandfather and my grandfather fathers dislikes.


Furthermore Nurse Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸΌ was often late to work, would leave early and often left his general caretaker responsibilities to fall by the wayside. It was frustrating to say the least. My grandfather πŸ‘΄ said that he wasn't sure what to do since he wanted to fire him but there just wasn't as many options back then via caretakers that we're affordable and would come to your home. Plain and simple Nurse Elvis was a spacey lazy caretaker. He would often raid the refrigerator without a request and if there was any sort of food stuff or beverage within his reach he'd have at it.


This became especially annoying for my grandfather as he was watching his father slowly fade away. Now my grandmother had always been a collector of vintage things and one particular collection she had was of original Coca Cola bottles that dated back to the 1800's. So far back indeed to where Coca Cola still used to use cocaine in their recipe.


Now no would in there right mind would of ever considered drinking this ancient brown liquid. No one except Nurse Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸΌ. He cracked opened a couple bottles and downed them like he was a fish drinking water. My grandfather was both enraged and curious since Nurse Elvis had consumed this seventy plus year old soda. What would happen? Well Nurse Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸΌ put in the best day's work of his life! My grandfather said as his anger subsided seeing "Nurse Elvis πŸ•ΊπŸΌ wired-up from the vintage Coca Cola made him wish he had more to give him." Nurse Elvis not only finished all his work, stayed late for the first time, he also cleaned 🧹🧼🧽 the place spotless floor to ceiling.


I love this story because it reminds me of how perhaps not the best way to accomplish the work we do we could all use a bit of a pep in our step. Maybe we're all just an energy drink away from our most productive day ever! Haha


Thanks for reading πŸ“–



-Jesse