[Histonet] RE: OT: April Fool's Nonsense

Lemke, Nancy NLEMKE1 <@t> hfhs.org
Tue Mar 29 09:32:13 CDT 2011

The absolute best one I ever witnessed was when I worked in a histo lab that was next to the microbiology lab.  To set up the director, some one came in with a stool specimen cup that was used in parasitology.  It had a very official patient sticker on the side and was shown to the director.  He was told that a test had been ordered that the tech did not recognize.  The director was also unfamiliar with the requested test, so he asked what the exact nature of the specimen was, something that must have happened often, so the tech pulled the lid off of the container, whipped out a tongue depressor and stirred up the tan, gloppy contents, all the while looking like he was going to retch.  He then scooped up a large dollop of the contents and ate it!!!  The director came very close to apoplexy as did everyone else in the lab.  At that point the tech shouted "April Fools!" and revealed that the container had butterscotch pudding in it!  It took quite a while to calm down the lab, but the joke was gleefully told throughout the hospital!
For strictly histo, it is always good to have a tray of slides of odd items, such as ffpe hotdogs, etc and see how far the diagnosis goes!
Nancy W Lemke
Research Coordinator
Hermelin Brain Tumor Center
Neurosurgery Research
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
(313) 916-8648
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Breeden, Sara [sbreeden <@t> nmda.nmsu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:32 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] OT: April Fool's Nonsense

I like what I've gotten so far but I'm obviously a lot more evil than
some of you... I'm thinking about how I could temporarily glue the radio
station dial on the boss's radio to classical music in order to keep him
from listening to Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck.  Or Saran Wrap over the
urinal.  Vaseline on office door handles. Filling one of their offices
with bubble wrap.  Gluing their desk drawer shut (the one with the food
in it).  Let's get SERIOUS here - I need more!  I want people to be glad
I've retired!  Heh...heh...

No pathologists were harmed in the making of this Tomfoolery.  Darn it.
And, yes, I do have work to do today... so far, anyway.

Sally Breeden, HT(ASCP)

New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Veterinary Diagnostic Services

1101 Camino de Salud NE

Albuquerque, NM  87102

505-383-9278 (Histology Lab)

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