A family had asked if I’d go by and see their grandfather who was in the hospital.  The one thing they called my attention to was the fact that he was very hard of hearing.  “Most of the time,” they said, “you have to get right up in his face and yell.  It’s the only way he can hear you.”  I told them I’d be more than happy to stop by and see him.

I checked my room numbers at the front hospital desk and bounded in the room trying to be my jovial self.  I wanted to make sure he heard me the first time, so I walked right up to his bed and bent over within about a foot his face.  Having our faces that close together was totally out of my comfort zone, but I did it anyway and yelled, “HI, MY NAME IS TREY MORGAN, HOW ARE YOU TODAY, SIR?” 
The confused look on his face told me that maybe he hadn’t heard me, but he did respond back with, “I’m fine, thank you.”
Despite the awkward feeling, I leaned back in close for another go and yelled a little louder, “HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL?”  
This time I knew something was really wrong when he responded back loudly, “WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME?” 
Yep, you guessed it … I’d gone in the wrong hospital room.  Sheesh! 

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  1. Scott says:

    Thnx for sharing. I am not the only one . . .

  2. Carl Feril says:

    Check, double check, and recheck.
    A friend of mine, a physician, was doing his ER rotation in Philadelphia as an intern. Everyone’s dream was the frantic husband running into the ER yelling ‘My wife is having a baby in the cab!”
    When it happened he was passed by his buddy who shoulder bumped him into a side room. The new MD raced up to one of the cabs, jerked the door open and pushed the large woman over in the cab, yanking her pants down…

    Yeah, and you yelled in the man’s face and it was a bad day. LOL

  3. Anonymous says:

    what? no naked old people this time, I was kinda disappointed.


  4. Shane Coffman says:

    hahahahahahahaha! I love it!

  5. Peter P says:

    Classic Trey!

  6. Liss and MOMMY says:

    I took your nephew, Hunter, to the rest home yesterday to visit. We visited a lady with a motorized wheelchair. I was trying to make Hunter feel at ease and said I bet you would like one of those to race around in. He looked up at me and said “Those are for ooold sick people.” Must run in the family.

  7. Robin Brannon says:

    That is rich!

  8. Donna G says:

    I needed that laugh today….I really did!

  9. Amanda Sanders/Red Hot Momma says:

    loved this story, so funny!

  10. Deb ;) says:

    Oh my!! Thanks for the much needed laugh!!

  11. Soren says:

    Hilarious! Thanks for sharing Trey.

  12. cwinwc says:

    Your “mistake” reminded me of a joke I pulled on a fellow teacher.

    I told a student who was looking for this particular teacher that she was vain about her hearing aids (they were the “invisible kind”) and the fact that she had forgotten her batteries. I said you’ll have to yell at the top of your lungs just to be heard in a normal tone of voice.

    It was funny but then I was “yelled” at by the “deaf teacher.” :)

  13. Warren Baldwin says:

    Think of the stories he is telling about this young guy barging into his room!

  14. katy says:

    I thought the family pulled a April Fools one on you. :)

  15. TREY MORGAN says:

    This man and I actually made friends. But I promise you he thought I was one-strange-man the first time he met me. :)

  16. Stoogelover says:


  17. Katherine says:

    Well, who doesn’t think that when they first meet you, Trey? 😉

    Ha ha-that is classic! Thanks for sharing the humorous part of your job! :)

  18. Matthew says:

    Been there before, or should I say have not been there.

  19. roadtripray says:

    Maybe God used that “mistake” to connect you with someone you otherwise wouldn’t have met. And you got a funny story out of it to boot.


  20. John Dobbs says:

    LOL That’s a great one! Too bad no one was around to video it!

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