Following the rules
I’m still seething from having had a set to with Control last night, in particular that spineless twerp that is the Control manager. Having stewed on things for most of the shift I was delighted to find something a little humorous in the station office this morning.
Like the rest of the NHS, and probably all public departments, the ambulance service has a form for everything. For example, if something’s broken, out of date, or otherwise unusable we have a “non conforming notice”.
Someone recently snapped a cheap plastic ruler (probably 99p at the local shop). As required, the culprit filled out the requisite form.
To maintain confidentiality I’m not able to post a photo of the form so here’s the text.
Non Conforming Product Report
Clear plastic measuring apparatus – maximum measuring ability 18 inches.
Reason for Problem/Fault
Only measures up to 14.1 inches, whilst a secondary by-product of the faulty mechanism now only seems to measure between 14.2 and 18 inches.
Consolidation of the unit, to maximise its full 18 inch productivity quotient.
No doubt some pen pusher/bean counter at HQ will take this as a serious issue but will probably return the form asking for a detailed explanation concerning the circumstances surrounding the damage to company property.