I loved your description of how the guy's eyes lit up when the student nurse came to give a bed bath. During my first semester of nursing school (I was a late bloomer, and started nursing school at age 36) I was so nervous about having to give my first bed bath. Remember how, in nursing school, they taught us to start at the top and work down? Remember how we had to wash one area, then rinse that same area, then dry the area - all the while keeping the rest of the body covered? Well, my first bed bath patient was a "little old lady" who suffered from pathological fractures and had to be treated very gently. I think the staff nurses gave her to the student nurses because she was quite time consuming. Anyway, I had rolled her over onto her side and gently washed her from shoulder to feet, all the while washing, rinsing, drying, covering and uncovering. It wasn't until I heard this tiny little far-away voice say, "You're awfully slow, aren't you?" that I realized I had positioned her face right in her pillow! I was so mortified - not to mention premenstrual - that I wanted to quit nursing school right then! I was sure that I would never be a good nurse. I found an empty bathroom and cried for 5 minutes!! Luckily I eventually got over that!!