A recent report from Jordan states that a doctor performing a C-section on a patient somehow left his cell phone inside her after closing her up. There are conflicting views on whether this really happened (even Snopes) but since it was taken up in the Jordanian Parliament it’s probably true. The AMA reports that something is left inside a patient once every 5 to 7 thousand operations and there are about 50 million operations per year. The final verdict notwithstanding, I definitely feel this news should merit at least a limerick. I’ve titled this one:
“Daddy, mommy’s tummy is vibrating“
There once was a gal with a phone
That you might say was sort of “on loan”
She had just had a baby
And now it looks maybe
Like in her gut it was sewn.
It’s hard to believe, I’m aware
But the surgeon left his in there
Now when she takes snoozes
More contacts he loses
And his messages go who knows where.
The I-phone will dial or ring
Without her doing a thing
And if she jogs a small bit
Her electrolytes charge it
And when finished, it makes a loud ding.
If only our poor girl had known
The doctor was so mistake prone
She’d done natural birth
And then inside her girth
There would be no dial tone.
But there’s no need for her to be glum
For she may be luckier than some
If she decides on another
Little sister or brother
It can call when it’s ready to come!
Now this is where the real Al shows up. The roaming charges–LOL Are you prepping to be Pickleball Champ this year?
My game has regressed a bit lately. But still lots of fun and exercise. Hopefully, I’ll be back on my game by the time leagues starts again.
The man can write a poem without a doubt. I faintly remember this story, but your take on it was a lot more amusing than the original report
Your wit is fab my Brother…where do you see these stories? ❤
Brilliant! Bravo! I think I’ll phone a friend… 🙂
Please wait until one hour after mealtime…….
Always.That’s just common sense. Oh wait, I’m kind of lacking in that department. Thanks for the reminder! 😉
Al writes the darnedest posts. My friend had her urethra sewed shut when she underwent abdominal surgery. She couldn’t pee straight after that. She also sued the doctor. Imagine that happening to a man given its double function in the male mammal.
You know me, a one-man age of enlightenment.
I am now reading Kirsten Powers new book, The Silencing!. Get it. You will love it!
Haha! She was going to sue the doctor, but they can’t get ahold of him.
Maybe, but just wait until he sees the roaming charges on his bill!
Well, Big Al, you’ve done it again……….. You’re a poet, and I know it, and your feet show it……they’re Longfellows……. Remember that one? Sorry, I couldn’t resist….. XXXX
Marcia, your comment was fun
Plus, I really admired the pun
To prove you’re not wrong
That my feet are too long
People laugh when seeing me run!
I love the last line!
Hey. The way technology is advancing…it won’t be long.