[Histonet] FUNNY SUMMARY
sbreeden <@t> nmda.nmsu.edu
Fri Nov 10 13:23:08 CST 2006
Because SO many have contributed and since I'm having trouble working
and laughing at the same time, here's a compiled list so EVERYONE can
laugh! Keep 'em coming - the more the better. I'll keep collecting
into next week, when I'll have another subject on which we can all
expound. And then we'll get serious again.
*"I know it's been a long week. Why don't all of you go home at noon and
I'll take care of whatever comes in."
*"I just learned grossing from watching CSI Miami."
*"I don't need to see the slide; I'll take your word for it."
*"I know it's STAT, but you still need your lunch."
*"I don't want my slides until noon."
*"No problem, I'll wait until the mounting medium has set before I look
at the slide under oil immersion."
*"I did immunostaining once, worked for me every time!"
*"There is really no need for a tech to work Saturdays any more. We'll
just have someone on call."
*"Yes, I think it is a great idea that we close the lab for 2 weeks in
*"That's OK, go ahead and leave. I'll clean up the gross area and start
*"Bubbles make slide look pretty and fun to look at."
*"I just need one recut."
*"I will always gross at 3mm or less just to help you out from now on,
especially fatty specimens. I'll even teach the residents to gross
*"I would really like to understand what you do, it looks complex.
Perhaps I can watch and learn something."
*"You work so hard, and I appreciate it so much! Why don't you sleep in
on Monday? I'll cut my own slides."
*"Don't worry about it - I'll clean the grossing area myself."
*"I want one patient case per folder (20 slides/folder) even if there's
only one slide on the case."
*"Here, let me close that lid to the cryostat. You know...if you leave
it open all the time, it really frosts up."
*"Would you please show me how you would like breast tissue grossed
in... to make your life easier?"
*"I'm sorry, I didn't realize you can't embed a 1 cm thick piece of
*"Please recut the slide thicker, it's too thin."
*"Our pathologist left a note that asked us to do a 'Helicopter stain'
on a gastric specimen, so my tech at the time asked him if he wanted us
to do that at the airport."
.... And my personal favorite so far...........
**"Can you hold this cigarette for me? I need two hands for this."
Sally Breeden, HT(ASCP)
NM Dept. of Agriculture
Veterinary Diagnostic Services
PO Box 700
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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