Thursday, March 12, 2009

If you can't laugh at yourself...

Who can you laugh at? A little social work humor...

How many social workers does it take to change a light bulb?
"The light bulb doesn't need changing, it's the system that needs to change."
None. Social workers never change anything.
None. They empower it to change itself!
None. The light bulb is not burnt out, it's just differently lit.
None. They set up a team to write a paper on coping with darkness.
Two. One to change the bulb and another to put your kids into care.
Five. One to screw it in, three to form the support group, and one to help with

A social worker asks a collegue: "What time is it?"
The other one answers: "Sorry, don't know, I have no watch."
The first one: "Never mind! The main thing is that we talked about it."

Two social workers were walking through a rough part of the city in the evening. They heard moans and muted cries for help from a back lane. Upon investigation, they found a semi-conscious man in a pool of blood. "Help me, I've been mugged and viciously beaten" he pleaded.The two social workers turned and walked away. One remarked to her colleague: "You know the person that did this really needs help."

A woman knocked at the heavenly gate,
Her face was scarred and old.
She stood before the Man of Fate
For admission to the fold.

"What have you done," Saint Peter asked,
"To gain admission here?"
"I've been a social worker, sir,
For many and many a year."

The pearly gates swung open wide.
Saint Peter touched the bell.
"Come in and choose your harp," he said.
"You've had your share of hell."

So sad... too often true!


  1. I love that you can poke fun at yourself.
    The last one. I am sure it is so true.

  2. Oh true. I like the one about finding the semi-conscious man and only feeling for the person who could have hurt him. Isn't that the truth!!

    I also went out to happy hour with my co-workers the other night. After most people had left, we counted the money to make sure we had all left enough. The bill was $88...we left a $66 tip! Only social workers, I tell ya!


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