All in a Day’s Work
HUMOUR ON THE JOB
HARD TO ARGUE Scene: A sixth-grade classroom. Teacher: “What are the harmful environmental effects of oil on fish?” Student: “When my mum opened a can of sardines last night, it was full of oil and all the sardines were dead.” Source: gophercentral.com
BLINK AND YOU MISS IT Tech support: Is the light on your modem blinking? Customer: No. Tech: So it’s solid, then? Customer: Yes. It’s solid, then it’s off, then it’s solid again, then it’s off again … Source: notalwaysright.com
SEMI-PERMANENT I worked in the human resources department of a large apparel company where turnover was a big problem.
So while interviewing a potential employee, one of the questions I had to ask was, “Are you looking for permanent work?”
“Yes,” she replied. “For the time being.” SUBMITTED BY ANNE KING
ON THE NOSE ‘PRN’ is a medical abbreviation of the Latin pro re nata, meaning “when necessary”. Apparently, some nurses never learned their abbreviations.
One day, a senior nurse walked into a patient’s room to find a suppository shoved up his nose. When she confronted the younger nurse responsible, the latter admitted that she thought PRN stood for “per right nostril”. Source: scrubsmag.com
IN STITCHES My four-year-old grandson, Michael, was taken to the emergency room after a fall that resulted in a cut lip. He ended up needing stitches. Following the procedure, the doctor led Michael over to a mirror, hoping to reassure him that all was now OK.
Upon seeing his swollen, stitched face, Michael exclaimed, “You should have let my grandma do it. She sews better than you!” SUBMITTED BY MARGARET AVENUE