Need a good laugh! I love my job...?
This is even funnier when you realize it's real! 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 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 wet suit. 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 wet suit. 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." Whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, is this a jellyfish bad day? I know its alittle long guys but I could not help myself makes me laugh everytime hope it does for you too, always looking for that silver lining:)
Asked By: Hop off the bus Gus - 3/5/2009
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I have seen that story before, but it is still hilarious! Well, except for the guy it happened to, I suppose!
Answered By: Mr. Tater Salad - 3/6/2009
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that was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! i got blindsided by that one. a bit long but still good. that does suck though
Answered By: bobby c - 3/5/2009
I can imagine how bad that would be, Iv only had them Touch me and burn,and one wrapped around my ankle, oh burn burn. BS. that's why my name is lardiver.
Answered By: Lardiver - 3/5/2009
I have read this one before but it's still a good one! Thanks for the laugh before I head out extra early this a.m. for work! :)
Answered By: makwa1963 - 3/6/2009
thanks for the laugh..a keeper
Answered By: Porccupine - 3/6/2009
Hi! OH.....! Funny! Thank you! I don't even HAVE a job and mine is BETTER than that poor guy's! };>
Answered By: Ja'aj - 3/6/2009
Poor Rob, I love my job. I really do. I keep telling myself this anyway.
Answered By: patty* - 3/6/2009
This is really good! lmao!!! I will probably still complain about a bad day, but also remember...It could be worse!! lol
Answered By: Breezey - 3/6/2009
that,s amazing you the night tour but about me i,m ajob seeker
Answered By: Elias A - 3/6/2009
And I thought testing rectal thermometers was a P.I.T.A.
Answered By: httnmrtt - 3/6/2009
OMG! The truth is stranger than fiction and way funnier...Oh I bet that really hurt though!
Answered By: Bodacious Baby - 3/6/2009
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