(This one was sent to me by my Mom. With digital thermometers being more prevalent these days, I don’t know if you can still do this, but the principal is still valid.)
When you have an “I Hate My Job” day, try this:
On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section. Purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson. (Important: Be very sure you get this brand!)
When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you won’t be disturbed. Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair. Open the package and remove the thermometer.
After you have removed the thermometer, carefully place it on a stable surface so that it will not become chipped or broken. Now the fun part begins.
Take out the literature and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print at the bottom of the instruction sheet is the following statement: “Every rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested.”
Now, close your eyes and repeat aloud five times, “I am so glad I do not work in thermometer quality control at Johnson & Johnson.”