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Think you Had a Bad Experience?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.

Bob 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 radio station 103 .5 on FM dial in Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.

Read his letter below...

~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 wet suit.

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.

It heats it to a delightful temperature.

It 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 wet suit. 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 butt started to itch. So, of course, I scratched it.

This only made things worse.
Within a few seconds my butt 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, between my butt cheeks I was not as fortunate.

When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into my butt cheeks.

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 totaling 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 butt as soon as I got in the chamber.

The cream put the fire out, but I couldn't go to the bathroom for two days because my butt 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 butt.

Now repeat to yourself, 'I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.'

Whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, is this a jellyfish bad day?

May you NEVER have a jellyfish bad day! !!!!

Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.~
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/24/2013 8:59AM

    omg! Can't stop laughing! Thank you for posting. It's one I've never read, but if I see it again in another year I'll start laughing all over again.

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DOROTHYBERO 3/22/2013 9:28AM

    Awesome - thanks for sharing - someone always has it worse than we do - lol!

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LH-CRYSTALSTAIR 3/22/2013 7:25AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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TATTER3 3/22/2013 6:44AM

    There are days when I feel like I'm the one with the jelly fish!

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DOVESEYES 3/22/2013 12:47AM

    Oh dear poor man!!!

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SILVERWITCH59 3/21/2013 9:52PM

    emoticon LOL Good read :)

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LJCANNON 3/21/2013 5:26PM

    emoticon I Love My Job, I Love My Job, I Love My Job, I Love My Job!!!

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CATLADY52 3/21/2013 5:16PM

    I will not complain about any day being bad again!

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LYNNWILK2 3/21/2013 4:39PM

    Talk about perspective... your poor friend, that poor man...
Thank you so much for sharing this, it's priceless in it's wisdom and guidance for thankfullness for what can be sometiems a tedious day at the office ... but will make me think the next time my butt itches....... lmbo!

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ALIHIKES 3/21/2013 4:27PM

    Great story! and I needed it today (NOT jellyfish bad at work)

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PICKIE98 3/21/2013 3:51PM

    yes, I saw this one years ago,, so funny! Things can always be worse,,,

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MAMISHELI53 3/21/2013 3:46PM

    I read this before! It is a GREAT anecdote! Thanks for sharing!
May your bad days never be so bad as a jellyfish bad day. Blessings to you on this journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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