Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Attention staff!

This morning I dragged in early because I couldn't sleep. To keep it quiet at home I decided to brush my teeth and shave at the office. I keep stuff here for the occasional times this happens.

You guys know that I'm usually half asleep when I come in on these days.

If I figure out which of you filled my little toothpaste tube with K-Y jelly while I was gone, you're fired.

22 comments:

08armydoc said...

bahahahahahhaha

ahem, sorry - shouldn't laugh, but that's quite the image. I think I'll try that (not on myself of course....)

kalieris said...

Hehehehe! C'mon, have a heart. Your staff has to find SOME way of blowing off the steam of dealing with folks like "drive me across the street 'cuz I ran out of gas" guy. At least it was just KY jelly and not habanero paste. :D

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Oh, they don't take me seriously.

I fire them several times a day. But they keep coming back.

Old MD Girl said...

Delicious.

Fugue said...

On the plus side: slipping a smile has never been easier.

Hildy said...

Ya gotta admire the patience it would take to refill a toothpaste tube with another thick, viscous substance--and do it well enough that you didn't notice the tampering. And the patience to wait until you decided to brush at the office. It's the sort of dedication and industry that makes America great.

Anonymous said...

I would have used xylacaine gel ;)

Mad Pharmacy Tech said...

I'm one of those people constantly getting "fired" for the stuff I pull on the job...yet when I go to leave, they yell to come back.

mongolian yak said...

mary!! it's mary!!! for your own safety, please get the caller id as she requested, otherwise, it won't be just ky jelly next time :p

cnspotsRDH said...

At least it wasn't Preparation H & Smiling was never easier! =D (unless you have red, puffy gums … cough, cough ;) JK!) I promise I'm NOT a Nazi Hygienist & would NEVER recommended this to even the most dreaded patient; but had a pt that half asleep, DID pick up the wrong tube & brushed his teeth with PREP H instead of choosing the toothpaste tube. I DIDN'T ASK … DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW!

medschoolodyssey said...

You're fired! ....damn, no one else can do your job. Rehired!

RehabNurse said...

I hope you got the new, flavored K-Y. No one uses that unflavored stuff anymore.

BTW K-Y is locked up on our unit, even though patients need it for cathing or bowel programs.

Heaven forbid someone have "fun" with it...like they're not anyway! See,it ended up in your tube. Lock that desk, grasshopper!

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!! Dr. Grumpy, got room in your office for a lab scientist?

terri c said...

My Dad was half-asleep one morning and picked up the tube of shaving cream. Talk about foaming at the mouth. I did also hear of someone infusing a colleague's tube of toothpaste with novocaine.

Joann said...

Your staff has a great sense of humor.... they must really love you or they wouldn't play practical jokes like that on you!! LOL!! I know because I'm lucky enough to have a great boss like you, too!!!

Michelle Dailey said...

I sure wish I woulda done this to my roommate I lived with during my 1st year of med school!! She's one of those so-called "gunners" that I had the displeasure of living with and attending class with every god damned day!!
Were graduating next year and she still has her head up her ass...you would think after 4 years of med school torture she would be more humble, but I guess not, sigh!

Anonymous said...

I blame Ed the Fish . . .

Anonymous said...

Watch out it is habit forming.

PharmacyJim said...

And they say being the boss has no perks.

Rescuedog said...

As I am afflicted with a benign tremor, and was practice manager for two surgeons, I find this both hysterically funny and extremely frustrating!

I worked for a plastic surgeon whose uptight, she-she gay partner had covered the waiting room in an array of Franklin Mint plates. The receptionist and I used to move them around which led to a few hissy fits. We also neglected to tell the doc when his toupee was askew which did nothing to set off his lazy eye in a flattering manner.

Sigh, I miss medicine.

Christopher said...

A friend of mine was rounding on the well babies during her pediatrics residency it went to check on a patient. So she asks the new mom "how are you this morning" and the woman looks up from her breakfast and says "okay, but this Kentucky jelly tastes like shit." She had opened the packet of KY jelly sitting on her tray and spread it on her toast.

myoclonicjerk said...

Is it the new "whitening" KY?

 
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