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Never Underestimate The Power Of A Chamber Pot

Enamel Chamber Pot

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, just like today, as Thurles District Nurse, Sister María Theresa; an employee of the Health Service Executive (HSE), started out on the road to visit some of her rural housebound patients.

About an hour into her journey she ran out of petrol, but remembering she had just passed a Topaz petrol station about a half a kilometre (0.31 of a mile) back, she decided to return to that same location in the hope of borrowing a petrol can and purchasing some petrol.

The helpful Topaz station attendant, alas, informed her that the only petrol container currently in his possession had just been loaned out some 15 minutes earlier, but she was welcome to sit and wait, since he expected the can to be returned within the hour.

Since Sister María Theresa was anxious to see her next patient, latter just released from hospital; she decided not to wait and walked back to her car, having remembered that in her car boot was an old enamel hospital chamber pot she kept in reserve for ageing patients suffering from the problem of frequent urination.

Sister María Theresa now carried the chamber pot back to the petrol station, and having filled it with petrol, she carefully carried it back to her car.

As she was pouring the petrol into the vehicle’s tank, two passing non-religious believers spotted her activity from across the road. Having carefully watched the Nun’s actions, one of them turned to the other stating “If that feckin car starts, I’m turning Catholic!”


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