The top 10 weirdest things you’ve ever eaten for lunch on the job!

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Everyone knows a nurse’s lunch break goes something like this: You take your lunch exactly at noon and relax for a full hour in peace and quiet while you eat a wholesome and delicious homemade meal. Right?

Wrong! Unfortunately, most nurses barely get the chance to scarf down some Doritos on their lunch break—if they get one at all! We were curious about the weird lunch combinations nurses are forced to put together, so we asked our Facebook fans for the strangest lunch they’ve ever eaten at work. Can you top these?

The top 10 weirdest things you’ve ever eaten for lunch on the job!

1. Pickles and chocolate. It goes well with coffee, LOL. I was STARVING!
—Conni Errickson Miller

2. A pack of mint M&Ms, BBQ beef jerky, a pack of my son’s Scooby-Doo fruit snacks and milk! LOL. I work in the ICU, which means sometimes you eat whatever is in your purse that day, IF you get to eat at all!
—Jennifer Lockhart Dodd

3. Pork chops cooked via coffee pot.
—Tameka Hardy

4. Leftover corn tortilla with mustard and sauerkraut. COLD!
—Sharma Joyce

5. Coffee from a sterile urine specimen cup ’cause there were no cups to be had.
—Susan Madonia Schrank

6. Oatmeal with strawberry Pop Rocks.
—Robert Steven Gazaway

7. Ice cream float…made with strawberry Ensure…very interesting.
—Brittany Tessier RN

8. Crab bites that fell on the floor…three-second rule! I was that hungry!
—Melanie Whittington

9. A bottle of bacon bits.
—Kristen Natali

10. I swallowed my chewing gum….
—Susie K. Adams-LeValley

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten for lunch on the job?

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5 Responses to The top 10 weirdest things you’ve ever eaten for lunch on the job!

  1. Nurse-asaurous

    The weirdest thing I ever ate for lunch (on the rare occasion I get lunch) was vanilla pudding and broken graham cracker bits from the med cart. It was sugar so it worked lol

  2. Neuro chick

    Wow! Hard to top some of those lists! My weirdest was a cup of chicken broth mixed with left over nacho Doritos! My patient thought I ate Chinese food, haha

  3. Neuro chick

    What’s the most inappropriate thing a patient or family member has done?

  4. micpolrn

    I am a homecare nurse and pts always try to feed us..My pt asked me to try his stew it was racoon! I dont think its cardiac diet approved!

  5. Nursetobe23

    Not me but a patient: I was caring for a patient on comfort cares who had barely eaten or spoken the past couple days. All of a sudden he was adament that he wanted a grilled cheese. I work in a small, rural hospital so the kitchen was already closed for the night and our little snack room does not have any cheese sandwiches. So I ended up going to the vending machine and getting a meat and cheese sandwich, scraping off the meat, and microwaving it (I checked with the RN first to make sure it would be okay with his diet). The patient was very excited, which absolutely made my night.