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Old March 29th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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Default Bad Day at Work?

You think you had a bad day? May you never have such a day as this guy:

Worst Job Experience
> If you don't laugh out loud after you read this you are in a coma! This
> is
> even funnier when you realize it's real! Next time you have a bad day at
> work ... think of this guy, Rob, who is a commercial saturation diver for
> Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore
> drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it
> to
> radio station 103.2 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who as sponsoring a
> worst job experience contest.
> Needless to say, she won.
> "Hi Sue,
> Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. Last week I had a
> bad
> day at the office. I know you've been feeling down lately at work, so I
> thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it's not so
> bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must
> bore
> you with a few technicalities of my job.
> As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to
> the
> office. It's a wetsuit. This time of year the water is quite cool. So
> what
> we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water
> heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea.
> It
> heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver
> through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose.
> Now this sounds like a darn good plan, and I've used it several times
> with
> no complaints.. What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is
> take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wetsuit. This floods my
> whole
> suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi.
> Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch.
> So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few
> seconds my butt started to burn I pulled the hose out from my back, but
> the
> damage was done. In agony I realized what had happened. The hot water
> machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit. Now, since
> I
> don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn't stick to it.
> However, the crack of my butt was not as fortunate. When I scratched what
> I
> thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack
> of
> my butt.
> I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His
> instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other
> divers, was laughing hysterically. Needless to say I aborted the dive.
> I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops
> totaling thirty-five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my
> chamber dry decompression. When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing
> nothing but my brass helmet. As I climbed out of the water, the medic,
> with
> tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and
> told
> me to rub it on my butt as soon as I got in the chamber. The cream put
> the
> fire out, but I couldn't poop for two days because my butt was swollen
> shut.
> So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse
> it
> would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt.
> Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job."
> Now whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, Is this a jellyfish bad
> day?"
> May you NEVER have a jellyfish bad day!!!!!

donna (who may never go snorkelling again!!)
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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:00 AM
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RD, you are so funny...that really puts it in perspective, doesn't it? How was your trip to London!
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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:06 AM
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Now that was the funniest story I have seen in some time. My co-workers think I am crazy for sitting here in my office laughing.
Thanks for posting.

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Old March 29th, 2006, 02:02 PM
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Default Bad Day at Work?

D'ya 'spose it was a real situation?

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Old March 29th, 2006, 03:09 PM
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I love the story. I actually had a job one time that was worse than that story and I would have traded for a jelly fish (even where it was).
No kidding.

Happy Cruising....Buddy/Anita
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