Hospice faux pas

Mom is sleeping. We are whispering.

Nurse: The pain patch must be applied above fatty tissue to work.

Me: What are some good places?

Nurse: The abdomen can be a good spot.

Me: So if there's no fatty tissue, the patch doesn't work?

Nurse: Exactly.

Me: I think we'll be ok with this.

Mom: <eyes still closed> I heard that.

Me: Oops, sorry mom. I wasn't saying you were fat.

Mom: Oh sure.