putting things in perspective  

madeinmichigan 39M
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8/3/2006 9:54 pm

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putting things in perspective


I received this e-mail a few weeks ago about a funny story that really puts a bad day at work into perspective. I have never encountered anything to this extreme, yet.



> This is great. It has a way of putting things in perspective...
>
>
>> > If you don't laugh out loud after you read this you are in a coma!
> Next time you have a bad day at work, think of this guy. Rob 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 FM in
> Ft.Wayne,Indiana,
> which was sponsoring a "worst job experience" contest. Needless to
say,
> she
> won. "Hi Sue, Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother.
Last
> week 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, were all 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." "And whenever you have a bad day, ask
> yourself: is this a "jellyfish bad" day?"

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