Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where did my coke bottle go?

So I had some x-rays taken of my neck today. The x-ray technician was very nice. We got into the conversation about how they continuously see bizarre things every day and how their job never gets boring. I asked the guy what is the most bizarre thing he has ever had to take an x-ray of. He told me that one time some guy came in with a coke bottle shoved up butt, and they needed to take an x-ray of it. We both just sat and laughed.
This story reminded me of another story.
When I lived in California, I had a friend who I will cal “Bob” that worked in the Emergency Room. Well, one late night (that is when the really entertaining patients came in according to Bob) some guy stumbled in with a bowling pin stuck in his rectum. The handle part of course. You want to know the best part of the story though? He drove himself to the ER! When asked why, he said, “Well I was too embarrassed to call anyone for help.” Honestly, I can see where he is coming from. I don’t know if I would want to call anyone either. Anyways… when asked how he managed to do such a thing he gave an explanation, but again, I think I will leave that out of my blog as well. Just know that every time I step in a bowling alley I am reminded of this.
They of course had to put him in a hospital bed lying, well, not on his back because that would be a bit of a problem. But really how much more of a problem would it have been seeing he had the guts to drive himself there?
They did however get the bowling pin out after having to do a bit of surgery. Once out and in recovery, they asked the guy why and his explanation was short and simple. He said, “I wanted to see what it would feel like.” I think it is safe to assume that this guy probably no longer acts on his curiosity.
So after remembering this story I got to thinking. I wonder what the x-ray  looked like that the x-ray technician told me about today. So I of course went on Google when I got home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

- Onion Girl


  1. "It had to be good to get where it is."

    That is an actual Coke slogan from the 1920's...