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Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 3:55 pm
by lobstaboy
So according to the Guinness Book of Records the uniform that a nurse wears at work is not the same thing as a "nurses uniform". That's got to be a skirt or dress with a white pinafore and a cap. But surely that's only seen in strip clubs and on hen nights these days?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... is-invalid

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 3:59 pm
by PaulB
It seems like they are aware of the error of their ways.....


Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 4:07 pm
by stevelup
Ridiculous. I'm sure they will back down.

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 4:19 pm
by Flyin'Dutch'
Indeed, ridiculous.

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 5:56 pm
by Jim Jones
The uniform I wore didn’t involve an apron, or a cap, or stockings...

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 6:01 pm
by lobstaboy
Jim Jones wrote:The uniform I wore didn’t involve an apron, or a cap, or stockings...

So it did involve a skirt. I'd like to see some pics Jim!

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 7:09 pm
by PeteSpencer
Don't think I ever saw many of the nurses in my operating theatre in dresses>

Scrubs all the way............

That didn't stop them being excellent nurses.

Guinness book of records are wrong.

Peter

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Sun May 05, 2019 9:23 pm
by cockney steve
The only thing wrong was the omission of the definition of "Nurse's Uniform "

As an old fart, I see the Unisex "scrubs" as far less restrictive than the traditional clothing as portrayed in the "Carry-on" films, by Hattie Jacques. Therefore , a Marathon, wearing the latter, would be far more of a challenge than wearing loose, lightweight clothing.

Times have changed, what with male midwives and all, Perhaps the Guinness Records lot need to "up their game" and clearly describe the qualifying - parameters for each record -category they recognise.

"Scrubs" are not distinctly and categorically "nurse's uniform", as several posters have pointed- out,
Orderlies, Porters, Domestic- staff and cleaners all seem to wear similar outfits ,to the non-professional eye. Perhaps the best answer is to get rid of the category altogether and have a traditional uniform subset of "fancy-dress" ?

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 2:41 am
by riverrock
They do have detailed qualifying description of the costume required. It is described as a costume, and they need to keep the standard so records are fair. It is clearly described as unsurprisingly different people in different parts of the word wear different clothes.
It would be easier to run a marathon in modern scrubs than a matron costume.

Change the name to "nurses costume" then move on.

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 8:13 am
by Chris Martyr
I remember the trouble Peter Cook had when trying to get his achievement into the Guinness Book of World Records .

I think that Jessica should tell 'em to shove it . She has , after all got 'em bang to rights hasn't she ?
All she needs to remind them is ; ' Look , I'm a nurse and this is my bloody uniform , OK' ?... :thumright:

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 9:03 am
by skydriller
I really dont see why this is so hard for some people...

What you would expect to see if someone said "there's a man over there dressed up as a fireman for the marathon" and "there's a woman over there dressed up as a nurse for the marathon".

This stuff is being taken waaaay too seriously by some.

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 9:43 am
by stevelup
What is surprising is that they even needed to think about this.

From their own web page, it clearly says 'Uniform' not 'Costume'. This is an epic PR failure if nothing else....

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Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 9:48 am
by PaulB
Does it have to be a nurse or can it be someone pretending to be a nurse (in a GWR approved uniform)?

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 9:53 am
by malcolmfrost
I think now it would be considered cultural appropriation to run pretending to be a nurse!

Re: Nurses uniform

PostPosted:Mon May 06, 2019 10:02 am
by Flyin'Dutch'
Running in a nurse's uniform is probably OK.

Pretending to be a nurse a lot less so as that would constitute fraud.

Agree with @stevelup stupid PR failure of GBoR