When you are admitted to a hospital, they place on your wrist a white wristband with your name on it. But there are other different colored wristbands which symbolize other things. The red wristbands are placed on dead people.

There was one surgeon who worked on night shift in a school hospital. He had just finished an operation and was on his way down to the basement. He entered the elevator and there was just one other person there. He casually chatted with the woman while the elevator descended. When the elevator door opened, another woman was about to enter when the doctor slammed the close button and punched the button to the highest floor. Surprised, the woman reprimanded the doctor for being rude and asked why he did not let the other woman in.

The doctor said, “That was the woman I just operated on. She died while I was doing the operation. Didn’t you see the red wristband she was wearing?”

The woman smiled, raised her arm, and said, “Something like this?”

Original Author: Unknown

32 Comments on 'Wristbands'

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  • Dominyka
    Commented on July 2, 2015 at 7:52 am

    This is really old, I’m surprised it’s not on here already.

  • Commented on July 2, 2015 at 9:25 am

    this is a classic, much loved. glad to see it’s still making the rounds

  • Commented on July 2, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I did not like this one. It was just a cheap twist that wasn’t exactly a twist. Maybe others liked it more because it was an early pasta, but I didn’t feel anything from it and wasn’t surprised by the twist really. Still, wasn’t terrible, just wasn’t anything worth reading or remembering.

  • Cei
    Commented on July 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm


  • Commented on July 5, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    This story is so over used it really isnt creepy,I think i ran into this on iFunny the other day. It just seems to be not worth time, I mean pretty much everyone knows it already.

    I didnt not intend to be rude, just giving my feedback. -Tyga 🙂

  • Commented on July 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I’ll give it the cheap chill factor but overall it was a fun read.

  • Commented on July 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    This one was put on creepy pasta.Com like 4 years ago

  • Commented on July 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I hadn’t seen this one before, novice pasta reader here 🙂

  • Commented on July 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I have not read this one before,I love it! 😀

  • Commented on July 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Short but sweet

  • Commented on July 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Dude ik this is old but it is a good story just try to keep it original

  • Commented on July 16, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    scared the shit out of me xD
    when i read he slammed the close button a loud sound came from upstairs
    i almost pissed myself xD

  • Commented on July 17, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I never heard of this one before, but it’s definitely a favorite now. Too bad the original author is anonymous! 10/10

  • Commented on July 21, 2015 at 5:07 am

    I know its a classic, but the sentence “The red wristbands are placed on dead people. Kinda just could be the end of the pasta to me. It spoils it right there, and i could have told you how it ended before reading the next line.

  • Namelessgirl
    Commented on July 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Red wristbands are actually for allergies. They write your allergies on it.

  • Commented on July 27, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Love this. The ending made me smile 🙂

  • Commented on August 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Liked this one. But the start spoiled it a bit.

  • Commented on August 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I love this story. Short but classic 🙂

  • Commented on September 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    It doesnt matter how old a pasta is. The whole to point to these sites is to entertain and fascinate the reader.
    Sure YOU have seen and read this pasta a million times, but theyre are plenty who havent and it wouldnt be fair to take this pasta away from them simply because YOU have come across too many times.
    This place is a collection of horror short stories and what better to belong in a collection than a classic?

  • Commented on November 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Im not being mean or anything but to the people who say that this pasta is bad or not creepy, Just shut up its a nice pasta i think it should be read and remembered. In fact this pasta was the very first one i read so…Yeah dont be haters is good and i like that its old. Old pastas are (not to be mean) better then newer pastas….Just saying

  • Commented on November 29, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Aha! I’m not sure if it was creepy or kind of funny, but I enjoyed it either way.

  • Commented on November 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Ha, now that was funny

  • Commented on March 9, 2016 at 5:24 am

    I like this creepypasta but the beginning kinda spoiled the ending

  • Commented on June 7, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I love it when someone notices something but doesn’t seem to notice what is right in front of them the whole time. I love twist endings in general just as long as they are done right and in my opinion this is amazing

  • Commented on December 19, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Loved it!!!

  • Commented on January 8, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    i lovd it! i actually haven’t heard this story before, but maybe rushed a little at the ending. Keep up the good work though! 😀

  • Commented on February 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm


  • Commented on February 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Why did you stop? I need MORE

  • Commented on February 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    nice one

  • Commented on April 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    great job but I saw the end coming.

  • Commented on January 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    You could work on making the first paragraph more fluent, but great ending twist

  • Commented on November 15, 2019 at 1:13 am

    An old story, but one I keep coming back to because it gives me chills. The cutoff at the end adds suspense as we can only predict what may happen next. It leaves us hanging, I love it.

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