As many of you may know, today is Fat Tuesday, or "Marti Gras" in French. I don't know the exact origin of this day other than the fact that it is the last day before Ash Wednesday when people start Lent.
So, being a Catholic hospital, it is not at all rare to see employees with the ashes on their forehead on Ash Wednesday. However, until today, I had never known the hospital to recognize Fat Tuesday.
I'm not sure if any of the other departments did anything, but our mammography techs decided to put a little fun in their day and give beads away to every person who showed their boobs today. It was pretty funny. Some of the older patients that I didn't think would find it humerous were actually the most fun out of everyone today. One lady, probably in her 70's, walked out to her husband in the waiting room with three strands of beads around her neck, and said "Look, Honey, it's just like Marti Gras, except I only got three strands this time!" We all lost it....it was so funny to hear this older couple joking around about her boobs. I don't remember his exact response, but he seemed very proud and mentioned she might earn more beads if she was good tonight!!! OMG!!!