Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'll Just Use the Sink, Thanks

I'm on call this weekend (for those of you who don't know how much I just LOVE being on call, click here).

Since I was last on call, the hospital has installed these signs in the bathrooms (sorry for the bad picture, it's a cheap cell phone camera).




Given the IQ's of some of the folks I deal with, and how they tend to take everything quite literally. I would NOT want to be on the hospital janitorial staff these days.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Similar thing in the pharmacy. When the new symbol of a penquin with the red 'DO NOTt' symbol showed up on drug shipment box, the person putting it away couldn't figure out if it meant 'DO NOT REFRIGERATE' i.e. Don't put in a cold place at all, or 'DO NOT FREEZE', or the complete opposite--NO PENGUINS ALLOWED' i.e. don't put where penquins are allowed and live cozily. So, there had to be some written script to explain, 'Refrigerate, Do not freeze'.

Square Peg Guy said...

Yes, well the sign above the urinal in the healthclub bathroom says "WASH HANDS." Umm, I think that sign should be above the *sink*, not the urinal, don't you?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Square Peg Guy: Yeah, I gotta agree with you. That is even worse.

Maha said...

We've got some fairly to the point signs in our bathrooms - standard, "wash your hands", "flush toilet paper only" etc but some (likely disgruntled) member of the custodial staff has hand written (in permanent marker), "Your cooperation is not appreciated - it is expected you sick freaks". Of course that made people add their own threats, the most notable one being, "You're being watched at all times". Good times!

Anonymous said...

Oh, OMG! Wow! I seriously didn't think you were alluding to that. At first, I did not understand how people could misconstrue the intention of the sign... wow, could someone really go "that" far as to... ermm... "let the disposal loose" elsewhere than the toilet?

Barb said...

I remember seeing a news spot recently where the government of some country (sorry, can't remember which) was running ads encouraging its citizens to pee in the shower to help save water. Of course, my boys already admit to doing that. They think it's funny. And unless you're sick, your urine is sterile, right?

auffer said...

You mean not everyone pees in the shower?!

knitalot3 said...

Where I work, they buy condoms by the case. On one end of the smaller boxes it says "100 pieces". On the other end it says "For single use only".

I have wondered what married people are supposed to use and how you could possibly use 100 condoms in a single use.

Anyone?

 
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