Monday, January 12, 2009

Trouble Near Uranus

AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR NEW YEAR WAS OFF TO A BAD START. An elderly woman in Germany is suing a hospital after she checked in for an operation on her leg...and woke up with a new anus. It was unclear in the story whether she was given an additional anus or a new one. The former seems unlikely and therefore more hilarious.

The question that immediately comes to mind, for me anyway, is whether the "new anus" was surgically created or an actual transplant. I've never heard of an anus transplant before, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

It's a pretty big mixup, especially for the precise and orderly Germans. I know when I had some minor surgery on my leg a few years back that I had to literally write "OK" on my left leg near where they were to operate, to indicate to the surgeon just what was expected of him. And maybe they do that in Germany too. Of course, writing "OK" next to your own anus is not an easy task. Especially if you're expected to write legibly.


Foz the Hook said...

Maybe she wrote *K.

Anonymous said...

Or A-OK.