19 February 2009

Had a bad day at work?

Try this:

On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section. You will need to purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson*. Be very sure you get this brand. When you get home, lock your doors, draw the drapes, and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed during your therapy. Change to very comfortable clothing, such as a sweat suit and lie down on your bed. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Carefully place it on the bedside table so that it will not become chipped or broken. Take out the material that comes with the thermometer and read it. You will notice that in small print there is a statement:

Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson and Johnson is personally tested

Now close your eyes and repeat out loud five times: “I am so glad I do not work for quality control at the Johnson and Johnson Company”.

Remember: there is always someone with a worse job than yours.

(*) For all I know, Johnson and Johnson may not produce any rectal thermometers - I have never visited the rectal thermometer section at our pharmacy. I got this recipe via e-mail.

Many heartfelt thanks to L.G. - you made my day that much better.