Friday, February 17, 2006

How to spice up your work environment!

The (UK) Register has some fun with Nurse attacks colleague with frozen fish:
A 55-year-old Tunbridge Wells nurse has been hauled before the Nursing and Midwifery Council's professional conduct committee in London for allegedly slapping a colleague with a frozen trout, the BBC reports.

The fish-assisted assault - after which the acccused reportedly said "give us a kiss" while moving the fish's mouth - is one of four charges of professional misconduct levelled at Patricia Jennings.
Sounds a little like a Benny Hill skit gone awry.
She's also accused of inappropriate conduct, viz: "Reaching inside their [colleagues'] uniforms, asking questions about their private lives, and putting sweet wrappers down a nurse's top.
It is a Benny Hill skit gone awry!
Now, we at El Reg normally wouldn't give this story shelf space, since frozen fish nurse attack stories are ten a penny, but the penultimate paragraph of the Beeb's report has a delicious, slightly surreal flavour:

Jamie Foster, for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said Ms Jennings also lied about her training record, misled staff about the availability of beds on Ward 8, and bound a clerk's head and mouth with bandages while he was on the phone.
Never a dull moment when ole Pat is on the job.