Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Uniforms

Yesterday, I wandered into our "Lead Unit Secretary's" office for a little good natured kidding. Seems like every time I see her, her job title and responsibilities have changed. I honestly have no idea what she does, or why we need her, but she works hard and puts in lots of hours, so I guess she's somehow important.


Anyway, I began the conversation by saying "so, what is your job title today?" (in reference to the many recent titles and responsibility changes that she's undergone in the last few months).


Immediately, I knew that I had put my foot firmly in my mouth (once again). She was visibly upset as she told me about how they taken away all of her titles, AND gave her even more responsibilities. The title thing was obviously really important to her.


So, I promised that I'd think of a new title for her to use, and one unique to her within the whole institution. She is black, so I knew that I'd have to be racially sensitive...and hell, sensitivity is definitely my strong suit!


She left for lunch, and when she returned there was a job title on her door created with typing paper and a Sharpee. It was the best I could do on short notice.


It said:



Klinical Kare Koordination

Pamela Johnson
Grand Wizard



She seemed initially amused, but when I told her about the new uniform I had devised for her which included a very practical hood that she could pull down to protect her eyes from the glare of her computer screen, she seemed to find my attempt at humor less appealing.



Still, I thought it was better than no title at all!

16 comments:

  1. FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE THAT DO NOT FIND THIS FUNNY AND THINK WE SOMEHOW SUPPORT OR CONDONE ANY RACISM OR SOMEHOW HAVE A SOFT SPOT IN OUR HEARTS FOR THE KKK, WE DO NOT!!!, THE KKK ARE A BUNCH OF STUPID IGNORAMI WHO GIVE REDNECKS A BAD NAME. THIS IS A JOKE. A JOKE, PEOPLE.

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  2. Sorry you felt a need to provide the all caps disclaimer! I thought it was obvious that this was a joke and that the entire KKK organization is a joke.

    But I forgot that I think logically, and not looking to take offense with my heart on my sleeve like a liberal.

    Thanks for looking out for docsontheweb!

    85

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  3. I think that's pretty stupid and unfunny, but that doesn't mean I think you condone racism or support the KKK. I simply think you are lacking in people skills.

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  4. dear chiarina,
    please do enlighten us! do you teach a 'people skills' course? your picture is awesome. nice tits!

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  5. Keep talking....you're proving my case! :)

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  6. WOW, Chiarina! I don't care that you don't find the humor in the post. That's cool. We don't all find the same things amusing.

    A black friend (who is usually very uptight) was laughing her ass off, as I "ran it past" her first. So, I felt pretty safe that I wasn't crossing that stupid PC line that we all feel we must walk.

    But if you think that I'm lacking in "people skills" just because you don't appreciate a joke? You're so far off that I'm surprised that your face and tits are pointing in the same direction!

    I am extremely person oriented and was trying to lighten her mood with the humor (a little item you seem to have missed).

    Please read my Valentine's Day post and send me your address. I predict that you will need yourself an antique doorknob!

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  7. ok chiarina,
    don't you love it when you have a particularly smelly fart in bed and you trap it in the sheets and can smell it a second time? i call it the 'dutch oven' and my wife thinks it's cool too. this one time, at band camp...

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  8. 911: She doesn't fart! And if she DID, it certainly wouldn't smell.

    Come-on, she's a "people person", and obviously a part time internet psychic, and internet psychologist.

    Therefore, she's full of HOT air which RISES. She's probably a belcher, not a farter...but then I might be demonstrating my lack of people skills by even making this comment. Especially if she doesn't find it amusing.

    85

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  9. There is never a day that goes by where you boys fail to crack me up. Forget reading the funnies - I have the MDOD Goofball Express.

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  10. Man, you've got some Juevos, hope you're not on the recieving end of a Federal Hate Crimes Indictment. The worst I ever did was hang a sign "Arbeit Macht Frei" over the OR a particularly tedious and painful surgeon operated in. The problem was, only fellow memebers of my tribe understood what it referred to and thought it was funny.

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  11. Our 58-year-old black aide comes up to Silent Treatment doctor and I and goes, "Hey, I'm going to tell you a racist joke, and I can do that because, you know...I'm black or something."

    There's nothing that gets Silent Treatment doctor laughing like a good 'ol fashioned racist joke, BTW. I'll ask black aide to tell him racist jokes when he's being an ass sometimes.

    ANYWAY:

    So this little girl and her mom are on this little commuter plane. The pilot announces that the plane is going down, but there aren't enough parachutes for everyone to jump, so not everyone would make it. The pilot goes, "I regret to inform you that due to the circumstances blacks, Afro-Americans, African-Americans, and negroes will not receive parachutes."

    The girl turns to her mommy and says "That's us! We're black!"

    So the mom turns to her daughter and says, "No, honey, we're niggers today."
    ----

    To top it off, she claims she got this joke from her 85-year-old mother. BWAHAHA.

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  12. One of the top surgeons at my medical school was sort of a reanaissance man. He wrote Haikus and other poetry, and used words in normal conversation that hadn't been spoken since Shakespeares day. It was the early days of gastric banding, and although he had a great bedside manner with the fatties, he seemed to hold them in contempt. One afternoon we visited a possible candidate for surgery, a pleasant 400lb plus lady, with the usual complaints that she didnt eat anything and had slow metabolism. "Boys," he said.."What is the one thing this patient needs prior to surgery?" The pre-op workup appeared to be fairly complete, we stammered out a few responses..umm"TPN"?? "ACBE"??
    "NOPE" said the attending,,,"this patient needs a BBD" and he turned to walk back to the OR. Leaving us wondering what the hell a "BBD" was

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  13. What the hell is a "chiarina" anyway. She needs a big ole' black dong up her but hole. Funny post.

    CAT

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  14. Actually I think Chiarina is kind of flat and droopy, but that's just me.



    A$$hole clean scrubs doc.

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  15. A "chiarina" is a little flutelike instrument. Oh, wait, that's an OCARINA. Whatever, both are full of hot air.

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  16. Well, I found it quite funny, for whatever that's worth! :-)

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