Bad Day at Work. (one for the boys)
Every now and again, you get a day at work, when nothing works. Usually if something fails there’s a way around it. If more than one related item fails things start to get interesting. If this results in workers running around in a semi panic, it often induces someone to get out his mobile phone and play the end credit music to the Benny Hill Show over the tannoy.
Flat steel strip is stuck in the machinery. It has to be nibbled out. The nibbler lead is too short to reach from the socket to the problem. An extension is found but it’s got no fuse. A fresh fuse is put in and the nibbler is connected but it just jambs onto the strip because the blades are poorly adjusted…etc. If the process stops it’s an instant £7,000 penalty.
Sometimes this kind of thing goes on for hours. Adrenalin stops you noticing the passage of time.
Eventually, everything settles down.
You have time for to relax for a spot of lunch. Toss a ready meal in the microwave and slam the door.
It’s at this point the ‘door open’ button pings out like a bullet, the full length of the mess room and disappears under a table.