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February 9, 2006

Life and Death in the workplace.

Filed under: General — tj @ 3:11 pm

Something interesting happened today at work. The power shut on and off. This was not the interesting thing. In the hubbub amidst running around turning computers back on, and rebooting servers, an interesting smell was found to be emitted from a vent near my desk. I am not a fireman, but I would describe this smell as “some sort of electrical fire.” This is a smell that I have created a few times in my own right, to the destruction of several pieces of personal electronics. I feel safe in saying that I was not at all responsible for the smell this time. There was however, the concern that there may be something on fire above our heads. To the closet someone with more motivation than me went, to pull out the ladder, which could then be used to investigate the smell; something I suggested that we leave to professionals. As a non-professional, I have found first hand the error of trying to create a controlled blaze, or the pain of attempting to control an uncontrolled blaze. Needless to say, one of my co-workers had his head stuck up in the ceiling, long enough for me to take a picture, on top of my already busy schedule of watching a co-worker stick his head in the ceiling to investigate a possible eletrical fire.

head in the ceiling


  1. I left my sammich up there. 🙁

    Comment by Adro — February 9, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

  2. Are those people wearing…. BUSINESS CASUAL CLOTHING!!? How oppressive is that?

    Comment by John Murphy — February 9, 2006 @ 10:42 pm

  3. plz update with conclusion – was there a fire, did people die, who the hell stole my underwear, etc etc.

    Comment by me — February 10, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

  4. Murph, I cropped out the naked guy, just for you. There was no fire, but I did leave the building shortly after, at which point some bombs went off.

    Comment by tj — February 13, 2006 @ 10:20 am

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