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Old 02-01-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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When you have a 'I Hate My Job' day, try this:

On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson.

Be very sure you get this brand. When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed.

Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair. Open the package and remove the thermometer. Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken.

Now the fun part begins.

Take out the literature from the box and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement:

'Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested and then sanitized.'

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times,'I am so glad I do not work in the thermometer quality control department at Johnson & Johnson.'

HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE WITH A JOB THAT IS MORE OF A PAIN IN THE A$$ THAN YOURS!
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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It's a wonderful story and a great joke, and I hate to say this, ...

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Claim: Johnson & Johnson rectal thermometers are "personally tested."

Status: False.

Origins: Much as we dislike killing a perfectly good joke by overanalyzing it, the sheer number of people who have written to us about this item to ask "Is this true?" compels us to say something about it.

Although many manufacturers have tried to appeal to quality-conscious consumers by indicating their products are individually inspected or tested (remember those "Inspected by No. 3" tags found in packages of underwear and the pockets of shirts and pants?), our survey of thermometers available at the local drug store turned up none advertised as "personally tested."

(They typically come in packaging identifying them as having been "calibrated for accuracy," or similar phrasing.)

Regardless, the point that some people are apparently missing is that rectal thermometers aren't tested by using them the very same way end consumers would. The "testing" they're put through is a process which ensures they accurately measure a designated range of temperatures, achieved by calibrating them with known temperatures in carefully-controlled conditions. Personal individual testing of rectal thermometers is too labor-intensive and time-consuming a process for such an inexpensive product, nor would it satisfactorily ensure accuracy because the body temperatures of the "testers" would be too variable (and the manufacturer would have to employ a whole lot of very sick people to test their thermometers across the high and low extremes of human body temperature). Aside from that, there are probably at least a few health regulations that prohibit the resale of items which have previously been inserted into someone's rectum.

From Snopes.com
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:12 AM   #3
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I knew that, Ned, as I am a Snopes, Break the Chain, etc. addict but I couldn't resist. It gave me a huge laugh on a very busy & stressful Friday at the office.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:25 AM   #4
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I think it was universally understood that it was a joke.
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Regardless, the point that some people are apparently missing is that rectal thermometers aren't tested by using them the very same way END
CONSUMERS would

This is the funniest part of the hole thing
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Regardless, the point that some people are apparently missing is that rectal thermometers aren't tested by using them the very same way END
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This is the funniest part of the hole thing
And the funniest part of this was the "hole" thing.
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