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Having a bad day at work? It couldn't be worse than this guy's...or could it?

By Viga Boland     Apr 11, 2007 in Lifestyle
We all have 'em...those days where nothing seems to go right and everything goes wrong. Had one of those lately? Well here's a story that might make your bad day at work not seem so bad after all...
If you don't laugh out loud after you read this you are in a coma!
Now this is no joke. This really happened. Thing is, despite the seriousness of this guy's day at work, it's nearly impossible not to laugh. But the next time you have a bad day at work, think of this guy.
Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.
Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to a radio station in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest.
Needless to say, she won.
Here's what Rob wrote to his sister:
Hi Sue,
Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother.
Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down
lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it's not so bad after all.
Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few
technicalities of my job.
As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea.
I wear a suit to the office. It's a wetsuit. This time of year the water is
quite cool. So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel-powered industrial water heater.
This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea, heats it to
a delightful temperature, then pumps it down to the diver through a garden
hose which is taped to the air hose.
Now this sounds like a darn good plan, and I've used it several times with
no complaints. What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wetsuit. This floods my whole suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi.
Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my bottom started to itch.
So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse.
Within a few seconds my bum started to burn! I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done.
In agony I realized what had happened.
The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit.
Now, since I don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn't stick to it.
However, the crack of my bum was not as fortunate.
When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my backside.
I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator.
His instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five
other divers, were all laughing hysterically. Needless to say I aborted the dive.
I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops
totalling thirty-five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my
chamber dry decompression.
When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet.
As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running
down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my backside as soon as I got in the chamber.
The cream put the fire out, but I couldn't take a poop for two days because my bottom was swollen shut.
So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse
it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your ar*e.
Now repeat to yourself, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.
Now whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, is this a Jellyfish Bad Day?
May you NEVER have a Jellyfish... Bad Day!!!!!.
Well that was Rob's bad day at work. Can you top that one? Even if you can't, how about sharing your bad day with the rest of us. Sure beats arguing about religion and politices or reading about the latest sex crimes or cruelty to animals, doesn't it?
Bring on your worst work experiences folks. We want to hear them!
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