Thursday, July 30, 2009

Phone tales #1

We carry phones around at work. The advantage is that we can be found anywhere at any time to answer queries and problems from our wards. The disadvantage is that we can be found at any time to answer queries and problems...

Of course remembering to carry these phones everywhere can be challenging for some of us.

Colleague: Has any one seen my phone?

Us: No, try ringing it.

Colleague: Yeah, I'll do that.

A loud ringing is heard from the colleague. She looks down. Her phone is attached to a lanyard around her neck........
(and these are not small handsets, think brick sized.)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

You know you've been at work too long when...

Colleague." Is there a dead lion?"

Me: "No"

Time passes.

Me: "Why are you asking me about dead lions?"

Colleague: " No. A dead line."

Me" "Oh."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Heard over a hospital bed today...

No No NO I said his left not your left.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Reasons for not bathing ...

It's always been a bit of a problem getting #4 clean, and now he's finally told me why. Apparently water makes his skin feel "funny". When pushed I discover that "funny" means "wet" and/or "clean". I suggested maybe a shower instead of a bath. He assures me that that would be even worse, as it would involve getting his hair wet.

I pointed out to him that getting wet didn't cause him any problems when it meant playing in the storm drains . He assured me that that is different, as the water is already dirty in there.