On Apr 6, 2005 2:20 PM, Gareth Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
> Oooo! Oooooo! Does the machine go 'ping' periodically (networking pun
> intended!) ;-)
>> BTW, for anyone who has the experience of attending someone while
> giving birth, do not point at the machine that the midwife and doctor
> have just wheeled into the delivery room and say (rather too loudly)
> that "That's the most exensive machine in the whole hospital." While the
> mother may find it amusing (being already high on gas) doctors and
> midwives have, IME, no sense of Monty Python humour and will just give
> you a funny look...
Bizarrely enough, when I asked a midwife if they get the above said a lot,
they said that they do, all too often, hence any perceived lack of humour.
Said python sketch is allegedly used (in some places) as a model of the type
of old-fashioned delivery modern facilities try to steer far away from.
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