Hospital hires cat as security guard and even gives it a bloody staff ID
When you think of animals that can provide a proper security service, cats aren’t necessarily the first animal that comes to mind. Yeah, nah, dogs have got that s**t locked down, but anyone who’s got a good cat – as opposed to one of the mischievous ones – knows they can be pretty efficient guards too. Having noticed this, Epworth Hospital has taken advantage of a local cat and put it on staff.
That cat is Elwood, and he’s not just a pretty face. Yeah, nah, he’s quite literally got a name badge and everything. Seriously, have a squiz at this little bugger and tell us he doesn’t deserve his job title. Still, he didn’t get it because he’s one of those old-school skull-cracking security guards, he’s of the new generation and it’s his charm offensive that keeps people on their toes.
Chantel Trollip, another member of the hospital staff, reckons, “Any potential criminals are thwarted by his sweetness when passersby see him. He has a very sweet chirp of a meow and I think anyone with any ill will would automatically change their plans upon hearing it, and so I assume this is his way of getting the job done.”
Apparently, everyone thought he was a stray at first, but he actually lives just across the street from the hospital and comes to work every day.
“He is lovely and friendly but not overly affectionate, he enjoys a good pat but likes to keep things short and move around a fair bit. He is on the security team after all, has to make sure everyone coming and going gets checked.”
Final thought: Yeah, nah, we live in an era when all sorts of personalities are breaking moulds, shattering stereotypes, and challenging cultural assumptions. If people can do it, so can animals. We reckon we ought to see more creatures doing people work. If you agree, let us know which animals you’d employ for the various roles in your workplace.
Just in case you missed it, here’s one of Ozzy’s classic commentary videos…Ozzy Man Reviews: Cats Being Dodgy #3
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