Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Small Moments at Work #2

There is a plumbing problem of some sort in the building that I work in.

Or perhaps a ventilation problem.

It’s a fairly large building with about a thousand staff. It could be anything really. But the odour in some of the corridors is not exactly that of wild roses at times.

Grant From Work: …so I was talking to a guy from maintenance about it and he was all like ‘well, it’s an old building you know’…..

This is sort-of true. It was built in the nineteen-sixties.

Grant From Work:
…. And I’m thinking "Eh? Castles are ‘old’. They don’t ‘smell of shit’".


Blogger Ellie said...

Our toilets at work are purportedly 'environmentally friendly', which means you have to flush them about 5 times to properly dispose of what should be disposed of. It's can lead to some frightening encounters.

7:31 am  
Blogger Pueblo girl said...

Put 1000 people in Bamburgh castle for a week, and Grant might change his mind.

11:34 pm  
Blogger Cynnie said...

all of amarillo smells of cow shit ..
Mornings are particularly fragrant

3:02 am  
Blogger Four Dinners said...


Are ALL your workmates (and I use the term loosley) nutters?

.....any vacancies?

11:52 pm  
Blogger Debster said...

Every castle I have been in smells of piss though. Along with lifts, car parks, underpasses ...

11:51 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Ellie: There is one ONE like that in my building. I suspect it is the culprit. Fuck the enviroment, I want clean air.

PB: ? I have regular work-related dealings with Bamburgh Castle and you have made me feel uneasy.

C: Cow shit I could probably tolerate. It's sort of to be expected when there are cows present. You don't really expect it in a board room.

FD: Due to the nature of what we do for a living many are in fact quite unhinged. Not always in a bad way though.

Debs: I've not noticed that one, although I'm with you on the subway, lift etc. bit.

12:52 am  

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