Now that’s an amusing clip from Mr John Hughes’ fictionalized version of events, but, although it’s not widely known, I was indirectly responsible for concerned friends of a certain young Ferris Bueller hiring that nurse in an attempt to restore his pluck.
Mrs Froman and I are real ice-cream lovers. We love ALL the flavors, but most of all we love 31 Flavors and we visit our local franchise whenever we get the chance.
One particular visit we made has always stuck in my mind: it was early 1986, and I’d just got out of the hospital after my testicular operation – we stopped in our way home and I was taking to some local school kids about my experience at the hospital. I was looked after during my recovery by a lovely nurse named Dusty Booker, and she had a cute little turn of phrase she used while straightening the sheets:
“I’ve come to help restore your pluck, cause I’m the nurse who likes to… tuck!”
A few months later, Ferris Bueller passed out in that very same 31 Flavors. Now, I suppose this might just have been happenstance, but I think those kids probably tried to hire Nurse Dusty Booker to look after their friend Ferris, having heard about her from me. But, somewhere along the line, wires got crossed. Between you and me, I’m not even sure the Nurse they hired was even a real medical professional!