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October 9, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Surgery sign

SurgerysignDan Thornton submits a picture taken in Dublin, Ireland:

This surgery sign was taken on a main street in the center of Dublin.

If they can't keep their sign in good condition I fear how I would actually be treated in surgery!


Could be sabotage from a rival clinic.

If statistics say a surgeon makes a mistake once every however many times, would you want to be operated on by a surgeon who has never made a mistake, or one who just made a mistake, since the numbers say he/she won't make another mistake for a long time?

Posted by: klew at October 9, 2006 12:24 AM

The nice part is the semi-creation of the word "urgery." Surgery meets urgency meets the side of a semi.

Posted by: Ben Thoma at October 9, 2006 01:17 AM

>since the numbers say he/she

>won't make another mistake for

>a long time?

I hope you're not serious.

Posted by: LKM at October 9, 2006 07:16 AM

They put so much time into caring for patients that they don't have time to fix the sign.

I don't know, it sounded good in my head.

Posted by: Haggai at October 9, 2006 07:58 AM

"the numbers say he/she won't make another mistake for a long time?"

Klew needs to rent "The World According to GARP" with Robin Williams.

GARP and Mrs. GARP are deciding to buy a house, when a small plane having engine trouble crashes into it.

GARP: "We'll take it!"

Mrs. GARP: "What? It's destroyed!!"

GARP: "Honey! Think of the chances of it happening AGAIN!"

Posted by: DavesBrain at October 9, 2006 12:39 PM

Wow, hope they don't use tape on me like they did to the sign. Also, it could be weather that tore it down.

Posted by: st33med at October 9, 2006 03:37 PM

Folks, don't forget that in the UK and Ireland, a doctor's or dentist's "surgery" is their "office"...

Posted by: ukexpat at October 9, 2006 05:34 PM

When your storefront is falling apart it always makes a bad impression, regardless of what kind of business you're in. The only excuse for a sign like this is if the damage was very recent. Even if you can't afford to fix it, you at least have to make temporary repairs so that customers know that YOU know there's a problem.

Posted by: Sashazur at October 9, 2006 08:02 PM

Now that I look closer, there is tape all over the sign which does qualify as "temporary repairs". But it still looks like crap. Guess I'll amend my previous comment to "...temporary repairs that don't look like crap".

Posted by: Sashazur at October 9, 2006 08:04 PM

This is literally broken. What a bad impression this sign communicates.

Posted by: KarmaBaby at October 11, 2006 12:07 PM

_@_v - dammit jim i'm a doctor not a maintainance man!

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at October 12, 2006 12:59 PM

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