Bertha, the new lab assistant, had trouble taking her job seriously. Basically, all she had to do was hold a test-tube in place for exactly 10 minutes while her cantankerous supervisor, Gertrude, watched from close by. As fun as that sounded at first, surprisingly, the job began to lose appeal after about 3 minutes. She began to think about how she even got the job in the first place.
In her mind she replayed the scenario of her walking down the snow-covered street at midnight. Little did she know that this walk would change her life forever. For, on the walk, she literally ran into Fredrich von Scientestusville, the lead researcher in the little known field of “changing animals natural calls into dialogue.” After running in to Frederich, Bertha apologized profusely, but Fredrich stood silent, staring at her with blank desolate eyes. Finally, after a prolonged period of awkwardly standing, Fredrich fell to the ground and began to bleed out of his ears. Although most people would have been startled by this, Bertha, a trained EMT, sprang into action to stop the aural hemorrhaging. Luckily for both of them, Bertha saved his life. As a sign of his eternal gratitude, von Scientestusville offered her a job at his renowned lab on West Maple Street.
Bertha was overwhelmed with joy, for the very reason she was even out walking in the first place was to go jump off of the old bridge by the abandoned mattress factory because she was just fired from her job at the hospital for accidentally killing the Prime Minister of Bolivia. Whoops!
Well, suffice to say, Bertha took the job, expecting the world. Unfortunately, though, she was now stuck doing the work that a simple machine or a metal clamp could do.