00:39:18 - 00:41:13 Colleagues, Stories
colleagues, stories; Sachs, Irv; Caulfield, Daniel F.; competition, weight-loss, practical jokes
Well you have your notes in front of you. Do you have any other stories that you remember?
Well I just have a very kind of funny one. We had an electron microscopist, Irv Sachs was his name, and he was always trying to lose weight---I mean who isn't? But he was especially always trying to loose weight. Dan Caulfied had a lead vest that he used in the x-ray room. And so Dan said one day to Irv let's go on this diet together and we will have weigh in at the beginning, a weigh in, I don't know, three weeks later. So Dan put on this lead shield on himself with a sweater over it and no one would know he had the lead shield on. Both of them weighed and they wrote down the amount. And every day at coffee, these were two of the coffee group guys, Dan would eat all this junk food, stuffing it in, stuffing it in and Irv was so good he said, you're not going to lose any weight and then at the end of the time Dan took off his shield when they did the reweighing and Dan had lost something like twelve pounds or something like this and Irv had maybe even gained a little and he said life was just not fair. And then we finally told him and that was a really, really funny event for everybody involved.
You know there are a zillion things but maybe those were the two standout ones that I can recall. I think a lot of people here have a very nice sense of humor and so it was used to its fullest.