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Monday, November 5, 2012

‘Cause that social work stuff ‘aint funny Man!!

Considering the upcoming election, I really wanted to post something on voting. However, few things make me as crazy as religion and politics and I kept slipping from sarcastically amusing to combatively snarky, particularly when taking a look at my buddy Orrin.
So I gave up and started searching for funny things about social work. Guess what? Social work, evidently, ‘aint something to be joked about!
So after lots of searching, I did find one funny joke: Q. How many social workers does it take to change a light bulb? A. Just one, but the light bulb must first fill out all the appropriate forms to determine eligibility for service.
Actually, from my experience, the social worker must convince the light bulb to apply, show the light bulb what forms to fill out, “help” the light bulb fill out the forms, follow up for a month and find and submit all additional documentation. Then, when the light bulb refuses services, the social worker gets to go it all again. There is something to be said for job security!
I do have a social work observation from 20 years of interacting with the public. In addition, to a social work voice, I definitely have a social work face involving a concerned brow wrinkle and head tilt. So during my few trips to be Botoxed, I was told to “Stop that!” because, who knew, but my face could get stuck that way. I tried to stop, but I can’t. It is amazing what a difference social prompts make when trying to talk someone into applying for assistance.
One more observation. It is hard to believe, but I’ve worked with women clients who were born before women had the right to vote! Amazing to me! So vote!!

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