Yikes! The things you learn from working at FedEx!

Last night, Steve and I were discussing our day and he calmly tells me, "I picked up a brain today". "WHAT?!!!", I said. One of our major hospitals is on his route, so I was familiar with some of the things that he had previously picked up or experienced at the hospital. (A few weeks ago he informed me that he walked into a room with 6 foot tables and body bags on top of them. . .the Eastern Virginia Medical School is also located there!!) As Steve picked up the box, which was sitting near a nicely carved pumpkin, the receptionist said, "there's a brain in there". "In there?", Steve asked, referring to the pumpkin. "No, in the box", she said. "Really?? I would've thought that it weighed more!", Steve said. Steve was quite intrigued--as I would think anyone would be--holding someone's thinker--or what used to be someone's thinker. . . "Once you've seen one, you've seen them all", said the lady. Apparently, the brain was being shipped out for research. . .but it sure made my husband's day more interesting! And mine too;)

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  1. Ha! I do have to say that as I was reading this post the Jim Brickman piano music came on. It really doesn't go with this story...I think you need to get the overture from Phantom of the Opera on your playlist as long as this post is the first one people read!

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  2. I'm guessing he resisted the urge to open the box and verify the contents? :)

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  3. Wow! Did he get to watch them open the package?!?

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  4. It took everything in me not to ask them to open the box so I could look at it. The worst part is that the box was bigger than the packaging around the brain, so there was some "jiggling" around if you will. Good thing it was for transplant --okay okay I know they don't do that at least.

    -Stephen

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  5. big mistake, it wasn't for transplant. sorry, if someone out there lost their lunch.

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  6. Wow -- how interesting! I guess you never know what you have on board!

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  7. Ew. I'd rather not know! Ask my husband and you will find out how squeamish I am.

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  8. Anonymous8:51 PM

    Sarah...I think you should keep the Jim Brickman song. The title "Beautiful Mind" is the perfect, ironic background music for the "brain post"! Brilliant!!
    ~Bonnie

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