Thursday, September 20, 2007

Gratuitous anecdote

I have no excuse for publishing the following story which a colleague told me, other than I know it will nake Hayley laugh.

Our Gents toilets don't have a light switch, they have a sensor on the wall where the light switch should be. When it detects movement the light comes on. After a while the light goes off.

Unfortunately the sensor can't "see" the movement of someone who is in one of the cubicles. This means that once you enter a cubicle, the countdown begins to the lights going out.

The other day my colleague entered the Gents which was in darkness. As the lights came on, he was confronted by the sight of a man with his trousers round his ankles, leaning out of the cubicle waving his hand in the air, trying to get the sensor to see him.

And this in an engineering company.


Donna said...

Love it!

Working in a University, full of people who Should Know Better About All Sorts of Stuff, I wonder if he's one of our graduates....

Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds like it came from a tv show like the IT crowd. I think the writer of Dilbert once said that he didn't even have to think of outrageous things anymore, because of all the real life stories he got.

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