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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 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who was 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 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, 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 5 other divers, was all laughing hysterically. Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make 3 agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling 35 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 & 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 how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved Dublin boy were you practicing for a typing test lol. glad you liked it.

Asked By: blondeokie73 - 10/24/2006
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nope had a few bad days at work but this guy is king of bad days at work. I hope she is getting him some wealth from the publicity. Cause if I was him and found out it had been put out in to the public, with out money at least to soften the redface and butt. her butt would be swollen for two days!
Answered By: lockerridge - 10/24/2006
Additional Answers (6)
And I just had a bad day....
Answered By: kim - 10/24/2006
 
I try to keep in mind that it always could be worse.
Answered By: red yeti - 10/24/2006
 
ok... this is sad....
Answered By: Anti-Internet - 10/24/2006
 
geez, that really sucks! Hope you are feeling better now... More
Answered By: bambi - 10/25/2006
 
oh wow- thats terribly funny.......but ive been called unnecessarily cruel...... ill remember this the next time i feel like calling in sick :)
Answered By: nickname4anne - 10/25/2006
 
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Answered By: Dublin boy - 10/25/2006
 
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