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Cod Liver Oil



I thank God daily that I work with people who have a great sense of humor.

My Mom woke me at 6:15 this morning to ask if my husband could take her to the emergency room on his way to work. Dad fell out of bed and she called 911 to pick him up. They insisted that he go to the hospital to be looked over. So, all day my sisters and I were calling or emailing each other. My mother has finally admitted that this is just too much for her. Something happened on September 4 – something that has changed his brain waves or something like that and my Dad has been crazy off and on since then. Mom told me tonight that he lies in bed all night muttering under his breath and he is convinced someone is trying to get him. Last night it was the Marines.

Well, he is a Navy man...so that is understandable.

So, at work we were talking about Oprah’s Dr. Oz and the fact that he recommends that everyone drink two teaspoons of Cod Liver Oil daily. Then the craziness set in and the cod jokes started flying. Here is just a sampling:

Do you have to squeeze the cod to get his liver oil? Can you imagine the cod’s eyes bugged out on either side of his head as you squeezed his middle, like those pop-eyed bald dolls we squeezed when we were little?

Can you hire someone to squeeze your cod or do you have to do it yourself? Is “Cod Squeezer” a listed job title on Monster.com?

Does it have to be a cod? Why can’t it be a flounder? For that matter, why can’t you just get a whole bunch of goldfish and squeeze them?

Instead of telling your child not to cry over spilled milk, you can tell them not to cry over squeezed cod!

I emailed everyone in my unit this statement: “To squeeze or not to squeeze, that is the question.”

Then we started talking about a codpiece: A codpiece (Middle English codpece = cod 'bag, scrotum' + pece 'piece') is a flap or pouch that attaches to the front of the crotch of men's trousers to provide a covering for the genitals. It was held closed by string ties, buttons, or other methods. It was an important item of European clothing in the 15th and 16th centuries.

That started a whole new round of jokes.

Humor….it’s a good thing.

9:28 p.m. - November 07, 2007
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