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February 18, 2013


NHS pays out £1million in compensation to men who have had the wrong TESTICLE removed

(Thanks to Matt Filar)


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'oops' is not even going to begin to cover it. Neither is a lousy million pounds.


Somebody's not on the ball over there.

Note to UK health care providers: before anyone touched my broken wrist, four (4) different people asked me which one they were going to be working on, and the surgeon signed my arm with a Sharpie. Same-same with eye surgery, except for the Sharpie part. Get with the program.

I worked at Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte and we always wrote NO on the wrong leg or arm before surgery. We used a Sharpie also so it wouldn't rub off. For this type of surgery I used a ballpoint pen.

*snork* @ cindy's pen - did you ever wanna flick his bic?

Happy to sell either of mine for a million. Price might even be negotiable. Just leave me a spare.

I don't know much about bowling, but I thought leaving a spare ... oh, forget it. Lame and off topic. I'll try to do better. Cindy and the ballpoint is a hard act to follow.

See, it's a conspiracy. No wonder the UK birth rate has dropped precipitously.

Rereading this, it occurs to me that writing "NO" on body parts you don't want removed is a sensible precaution. Got an appointment today, in fact, and I think I'll give it a try.

Aw, nuts!

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