I had a horrible night at work last night.
It started because I got hungry and made myself some chili and toast to eat on site. I threw the chili in the microwave and stuck some bread in the toaster. There must have been something else in the toaster because smoke started pouring out of it. I unplugged it and fanned the smoke away... right into the smoke detector. The building's firealarms went off and caused total evacuation.
The building is big enough to rate a 3 tanker fire response unit apparently. While everyone is miling around wondering why they're in the cold street in the middle of night instead of their office the firemen start to unload and rush in to investigate. Meanwhile there's me trying to tell them "yeah it was burnt toast, my bad guys". That's not humiliating at all.
Eventually the site manager was dragged out of bed and brought to the site to shut off the fire panel and check to make sure everything was in order. He was not pleased. I was sheepish, and this was only 2 hours into the shift.
I try to forget it, write up the report and everything, and walk to another building to patrol when I realize I'm missing the keycard I picked up 2 hours ago because it's no longer on the key clip on my belt. I retrace every one of my steps 3 times and I can't find the thing. So, great, now there's a master key card floating around out there. I can only hope it fell into a sewer. So I had to write a report for that, too. The site manager has yet to find out, but I imagine he won't be pleased.
Half an hour before my shift ended, I dropped the cell into the toilet.
One of those nights I guess.
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09-11-2008, 01:55 PM #1Senior Member
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One of those nights
09-11-2008, 02:15 PM #2Senior Member
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I'm probably showing my age but have you heard the song that says "Momma told me there'd be days like this"?
I feel for you, I have had a few of those in my life as well. I hope you don't get into too much trouble for the night.
09-11-2008, 03:13 PM #3
Take heart, my man! At least feel better knowing you're not the only one. I'm home on lunch at the moment, but just a couple hours ago my partner and I had to respond to a fire alarm at the local high school... Turned out to be burnt toast as well.
09-11-2008, 03:15 PM #4
At least you didnt actually light anything on fire, so theres a bright side
09-11-2008, 03:52 PM #5
holy crap. sucks man. Hope everything is all well with you.
09-12-2008, 08:00 AM #6
I hope your boss does not make a big deal out of the key card. It only takes like two minutes (2min.) and seven dollars ($7) to make a new one."A good deed’s like pissing yourself in dark pants. Warm feeling but no one notices." - Jacob Taylor
09-12-2008, 08:29 AM #7Senior Member
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09-12-2008, 02:12 PM #8
As for the night. The Plant Manager deserved to be woken up. Why is he the only person who can rearm the fire alarm?
09-12-2008, 02:36 PM #9
09-12-2008, 06:32 PM #10Senior Member
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I hope that your tale of woe was a story told to make us laugh, because I thought it was funny, very , very, funny.
If it was indeed true, I hope nothing bad comes out of it for you, and when your feeling down some day in the future, re-read your post to yourself, and it should make you smile, like I did when reading it.