Thursday, June 3, 2010

Minding your Ps and Qs

As I mentioned before and for those of you joining us for the first time, hubby and me run a diagnostic center. Last week we did a corporate health check-up camp for an entertainment company. Since it was our first corporate event, we decided to have a postmortem session this Monday with the core team and a few of the new managers. I have to say this was the funniest business meeting I have ever attended. If you are squeamish or weak-hearted please do not read on, some parts are weird.

The meeting was a Round Table (read group discussion). Everyone was asked to come with their own analysis of the event, basically 'what went right' and 'what we could have done better'. Here are some exceptional excerpts (sounds funny!):

Discussion 1
Manager A: Our clients found the phlebotomy (blood collection) session very comfortable - minimum pain and time involved.
Manager B: But I heard that one of the phlebotomists made 2 pricks instead of one.
Manager A: Even very experienced technicians can miscalculate the number of pricks, it's natural.

Discussion 2
Department Head A: I got the radiologist to review all the chest x-ray images. His feedback was encouraging, especially with respect to clarity and precision.
Head Radiographer: Since our exposures were of the highest quality, I guess all the customers where satisfied, especial the young women.
(Note to reader: High radiation is not advisable for women of child-bearing age. Our radiation levels are calibrated lower than most X-Ray centers.)

 Discussion 3
Manager C: I can't really give you first hand feedback, since I was out chasing clients. In fact, Ms. ABC of XYZ company, was very interested in our services and promised about 600 heads if we could meet their price target. She is available for a personal visit tomorrow evening.

Is it just me, or did any off you get the unintentional innuendos.

Disclaimer (Just so that I don't scare all of you off): The speakers where all professionals who are a little too involved with their jobs. They are not perverts. The rest of the meeting was very serious and there were no more slip-ups.

Have you ever been in a similar situation? Please share, so that I know it's a common phenomenon or that I have a giggly teenager living inside me.


  1. I startled people in the cubicles around me. Girl, you make me laugh out loud. Don't worry you are not the only one who gets it.

  2. lol!! not very common but its happened! hilarious!

  3. Hope people don't think I'm a weirdo :-)

  4. Looks like I m not the only one having party :-)

  5. Hey Metropolitan Mum! Thanks for visiting. Yup! my life's a party, though sometimes it feels more like an after party. Just skipping over to see your blog.

  6. Made me giggle! I must admit I find some of the things I say to my 5 yr old son sound obscene out loud - like "no playing with your balls in the house - take them outside".

    visiting from SITS

  7. Hahahaha........that does sound weird....however I find it so tough to refer to toys in a politically correct way...a ball is a very popular toy, now what else can we call it?


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