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

Margaret Blount mab70 <@t> medschl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 29 10:08:41 CDT 2011

I like that one! But I have to say I would have been feeling very, very
squeamish had I been a fly on the wall.

Sally here's to a happy retirement for you. If you come over to the UK,
look me up in Cambridge.


Miss Margaret Blount
Histology Manager
Metabolic Research Laboratories
Level 4 Institute of Metabolic Science
Box 289, Addenbrooke's Hospital
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ

Tel 01223 769061/336079

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Lemke,
Sent: 29 March 2011 15:32
To: Breeden, Sara; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] RE: OT: April Fool's Nonsense

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
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[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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