Friday, September 22, 2006

Going bananas

Amidst an otherwise stupidly busy week, was forced to go to an infection control seminar. Allegedly aimed at non-clinical staff, it still managed to focus predominantly on things patient and ward related. Stimulating stuff for those of us in the audience that have no patient contact whatsoever and are not even based in clinical buildings.

The lady giving it seemed to have an unhealthy obsession with bananas, choosing to use them as illustrations to practically every example ("...and then what if you picked up a banana for a quick snack after doing so and so..."). This before brief discussion of bar snacks, and how she had once absent-mindedly popped one in her mouth before realising the probable state of them. "I really didn't know whether to spit it out or swallow" she proudly announced.

It's not just me, is it?

Proceedings were then hijacked somewhat by a loud man at the back who thought that someone should come and regularly clean his computer but obviously wasn't prepared to do it himself. This then turned into a diatribe along the lines of "in my day if a kid had measles, you'd mix 'em, get it all over with". Hmmn. Probably just as well we weren't clinical staff really.

Then someone else asked if the silverfish in the paperwork could spread infection, and it all got a little surreal after that...

To really top off the week, I discovered that I needn't even have gone, having been to another update less than a year ago that my manager hadn't remembered. Argh.....


At 9:49 am , Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

'It's not just me, is it?'


No-one else understands double entendres.

At 2:51 pm , Blogger Matt said...

a man walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre, so the barman gives him one.

At 2:54 pm , Blogger searleyeditor said...

Sorry I don't get it, gave him what?

At 9:04 am , Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

Joke would have been better as 'a woman walks into a bar...'

At 2:15 pm , Blogger Matt said...

could also have said bar tender to leave it ambiguous.


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