The funny bone

The funny bone

A comment by brian123 on my previous blog made me appreciate that a bit more levity would do us all some good, so here's my first contribution in this vein.

A few years back, my state government opted to build a new major public hospital on a new site rather than upgrade the existing hospital. Hospital employees weren't even asked for their input, which lead to the following column in The Independent Weekly, a local paper. The article reported the purported outcome of the Health Minister's request to a panel of doctors on whether to build new or upgrade:

"Allergists voted to scratch it, dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves, gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, neurologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve, obstetricicians felt they were all labouring under a misconception, and opthalmologists considered the idea short-sighterd. So the minister went to other specialists. Paediatricians told him to grow up, psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, radiologists could see right through it, podiatrists thought it was a step forward, urologists felt the scheme wouldn't hold water, anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas and cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no. We can only guess what the proctologists said."


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2 Replies

  • :-)

  • And my dentist told me i still have my wisdom teeth,neil

    My post was more about the fact that some posts are more like what you read in the daily newspapers,all doom and gloom,i have friends who are members of CLL support association who now refuse to read the comments put on this forum,i can read your minds now.

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