one of those days

I'm really enjoying the book I'm reading. A portion I read last night had me laughing out loud (literally). I thought I'd share:

When you have had one of those days, try this:

Stop at your pharmacy and go to the section where they have thermometers. You will need to purchase a rectal thermometer made by the Q-tip Company. Be sure that you get this brand. When you get home, lock your doors, draw your drapes, and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed during your therapy. Change into something comfortable, such as a sweat suit, and lie down on your bed. Open the package containing the thermometer, remove it, and carefully place it on the bedside table so that it will not become chipped or broken. Take the written material that accompanies the thermometer. As you read, notice in small print this statement: "Every rectal thermometer made by Q-tip is personally tested."

Close your eyes. Say out loud five times, "Thank you, oh, thank you, that I do not work in quality control at the Q-tip Company!"

As soon as I finished laughing, my next thought was: I need to blog about this. I set off to Google the Q-tip rectal thermometer company. I did this for two reasons:

  1. I wanted an accurate accompanying photograph.
  2. I was curious if this company truly did exist.

No photo of an authentic Q-tip brand thermometer was unearthed in my search. However, after much digging (borderline obsessive compulsive digging, I might add!), I did find proof that, while it may no longer, the Q-tip Company did, at one time, exist and produce rectal thermometers. It seems all their personal testing didn't really work to ensure quality control. I guess someone wasn't doing their job!

How was your day?