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This was sent to me today, don't know if I believe it but what a thought - ouch!!

> And you thought you were having a bad day at work...
> Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers
> in Louisiana. He performs underwater repairs on off
> shore drilling rigs. Below is an E-mail he sent to his
> sister. She then sent it to The X 103.2 radio station
> in Ft. Wayne IN, who was sponsoring a "worst job
> experience" contest. Needless to say, she won.
> Hi Sue,
> 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
> wetsuit. This time of the 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 wetsuit. 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. Within 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 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 5 other divers,
> were all laughing hysterically. Needless to say I
> aborted the dive.  I was instructed to make 3
> agonizing in-water decompression stops totalling 35
> 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 2 days because my butthole was
> swollen shut. So the 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...."
> Love from Rob

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<font color='#0000FF'>Nah, think it's another urban legend/urban myth, it's been kicking around as a "true story" for a long while, just like the even more unfeasible "diver in a forest-got there via a water collecting chopper" story.

IIRC I think Hobby or Andy the commie posted on here once as to why a jellyfish couldn't get sucked up into the suit's system

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It is a myth. It is on the Darwin awards website under the kiddy on part. They said that the pump would have ripped the jellyfish apart.

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