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A bad day at the office

Posted by AngelBaby on July 17, 2009

Oil Rig

Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio station 103.2 FM in Ft. Wayne Indiana , who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.

Hi Marilyn:

Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you’ve been feeling down lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realize it’s not so bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job.

As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the office. It’s a wet suit. This time of year the water is quite cool. So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial water heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the sea. It heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose, which is taped to the air hose. Now this sounds like a darn good plan, and I’ve used it several times with no complaints.

What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wet suit. This floods my whole suit with warm water. It’s like working in a Jacuzzi.

Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to itch. So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse. With in a few seconds my butt started to burn. I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was done. In agony I realized what had happened.

The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit. Now, since I don’t have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn’t stick to it. However, the crack of my butt was not as fortunate. When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my butt.

I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other divers, were all laughing hysterically.

Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make three agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling thirty-five minutes before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression.

When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet. As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my butt as soon as I got in the chamber. The cream put the fire out, but I couldn’t poop for two days because my butt was swollen shut.

So, next time you’re having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt. Now repeat to yourself, ‘I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.’

Now whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, is this a jellyfish bad day?

May you NEVER have a jellyfish bad day!!!!!

Love and Blessings,

  1. Simon Said,

    Hi Angelbaby – How you doing? I hope your life is jellyfish free! I’m still on blogging holiday, but I said I would drop by from time to time and here I am! I was thinking of you because I just got a comment on my blog from someone else who runs an angel-themed blog. A slight problem is that it’s in German (or something like that) but the pictures are good. She’s done a wonderful picture of an angel’s wing:
    I gave her your link too…
    Take care of yourself!
    love and light from Simon

  2. AngelBaby Said,


    Thanks for stopping by, it is always good to see you here. I am doing just fine, how are you doing? I hope all is well with you and your family. 😉

    Thanks for sharing Shambala with me, Barbara and I talk all the time. she is just marvelous. I love her site even though it is in German! Her pictures are amazing. 😎

    Let me know when you come back, I miss you allot. 🙁

    Love and Blessings,

  3. Riko Said,

    Hi Angelbaby,

    I found your website from The picture above(oil rig in the sea) is very nice. May I know who is the owner of the pic(the original source)? We would like to use the pic in our company’s brochure. Pls do drop me a mail for details –

    Many thanks!


  4. AngelBaby Said,


    I have no idea where the picture is from. I found it on Google or Bing, I
    don’t remember which one it was so long ago. There were no water marks on
    it so I guess anyone can use it. Let me know what you find out. I try to
    be very careful not to use anyone’s work unless I ask first. This one I
    don’t know who to ask.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Love and Blessings,