[Histonet] RE: Histo Story

Blazek, Linda lblazek <@t> digestivespecialists.com
Thu Mar 11 12:54:16 CST 2010

That's a funny one.  My son told his teacher and classroom that his mom "cut up dead people and made slides out of them".  It was a long time living that one down.  He understood exactly what he meant but the rest of his class could only relate to the equipment on the playground!

Linda Blazek HT (ASCP)
GI Pathology of Dayton
7415 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Phone: (937) 293-4424 ext 7118
Email: lblazek <@t> digestivespecialists.com

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Matt Brooks
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 1:27 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Histo Story

Hello All,

I had never heard the before starting as a Histotech trainee in Tulsa,
OK.  The funny story I wanted to share was similar to some others
submitted.  My oldest son, at five, was asked by his teacher, "What does
your father do?"  He replied, "He cuts up dead people".  Much to my
dismay at the next parent teacher conference I was asked by the teacher
what I did for a living and my reply was "I am a Histotechnician and a
Diener".  She then asked, as most people do, "What is that?".  I began
to explain the histology part and that I did autopsies.  Then she
explained what my son had told her earlier.  Knowing that I had not ever
told my children that I performed autopsies it came as quite a shock.
So I asked my wife if she had even mentioned this to the kids and the
answer was of course "no".  It turns out the babysitter had told them.
Needless to say she no longer watches our children.    

Matt Brooks, BS, HT (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
InCyte Pathology
mbrooks <@t> incytepathology.com

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