March 9th, 2010

Operation - Family Portrait

What makes this especially awkward is that this family was there for a vasectomy.

(submitted by Tim)

52 Responses to “Operation”

  1. Andrew says:

    We’ve managed to remove most of the dignity. It wasn’t easy.

  2. The Great Excelcior says:

    From the angle and everything, it looks like the patient is the one that took the photo

  3. John says:

    Most families just eat turkey at Thanksgiving. They build one.

  4. HippieDippie says:

    Looks like grandpa is ready to get back to cutting the heads off the chicken.

  5. Hmmm says:

    Tim looks familiar and for the life of me, I can’t place where I might know him from.

  6. FlonkertonChamp says:

    ha! i doubt my sister would let me post it… but 3 years ago she had a brain hemorrhage, and we had a nurse take a picture of me, my parents, and my sister. my sister was on a ventilator and unconscious, and me and my parents were in gloves, gowns, and masks. and we were actually smiling.

    that was our christmas picture that year…

    it just looks so weird.

  7. jacque says:

    Wow nurses have such an easy job. Sit around joking with families and having your picture taken. Sign me up!

  8. Jon says:

    Nothing quite says love like the snap of a rubber glove…

  9. gregorian says:

    If you are going to get your prostate checked, you may was well get a few extra opinions.

  10. Jessica says:

    I glanced at the bags in the bottom left corner and thought they were sheep for a second. Then I looked at the rest of the picture and got really confused. The sheep seemed usual and customary. The rest of them? Not so much.

  11. Mary says:

    Read up above, they were visiting a cousin in the hospital. He had an infection or was very immuno-compromised.

  12. Tiggergirl0325 says:

    I think the most awkward part of this picture is the number of people who bought into the caption and ACTUALLY thought it was a vasectomy picture.

  13. Jason says:

    It’s all you can eat ribs night at the Elks Club and these folks come ready!

  14. claire says:

    The gowns are actually isolation garb. Chances are, one of their family members was in the hospital for MRSA or another type of contact-transmitted infection. Vasectomies not included in this visit.

  15. Paul Caldwell says:

    If only he’d had this done earlier, at least half of the people in the picture wouldn’t be in the picture…

  16. carol says:

    Na, their hyped because someone is having a baby, is my guess.

  17. Baldguy says:

    WOW! I drove myself to the doctor for mine back in 1988, then drove myself home.

  18. Amanda says:

    Uhhh, I doubt it’s for a vasectomy… we do those in our outpatient clinic… it doesn’t require a hospital visit and/or family members present.

  19. Rick says:

    vasectomy’s over.Time for the prostate exams now.The family that gets probed together, stays together.

  20. Tim S says:

    They made us wear these gowns while visiting our cousin. No, it wasn’t a vasectomy. We thought we looked like a box of Peeps. What made it awkward for me was when I turned around and realized my hand wasn’t on my wife’s knee, but on the nurse’s!

  21. caleb says:

    the old guy looks like he’s holding an invisible watermelon.

  22. FriarGirl says:

    I was thinking it was the guy on the right since he looks petrified!

  23. Joey says:

    I think what disturbs me most is that they’re all wearing surgical gloves. Like…what…they’re going to ASSIST?

    How many family members really want to see this guy’s “junk”?

    • Lisa says:

      Having recently dealt with this issue, they’re probably all wearing gowns & gloves because the person they’re there to see has VRE, MRSA or something similar. Wearing gowns & gloves is part of the standard precautions. But not nearly as funny as your comment. 🙂

  24. durhay says:

    This family is pumped for the bris

  25. Brian says:

    Whose vasectomy, the guy second from the left????

  26. James says:

    Why does the youngest gal there have the biggest smile and giving a double thumbs up??? The benefits of a Vasectomy. Guess like a new car you got to take it for a test ride.

  27. magillicuddy says:

    this really made the end of my day here in Europe ! time to post a link with this winner !

  28. amy says:

    yeah, um not really a fan of the hospital ones the last couple of days.

  29. Marina says:

    For some reason this doesn´t look clean

  30. Kip says:

    ummmm, they are really smurfs with masks on~

  31. Jeeps says:

    I thought they were there for Dad’s colonoscopy

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