Friday, September 15, 2006

Something a leeetle bit more eventful

This morning at 8.15AM as I was walking up to my office building, I was greeted by a very strange sight...

My colleagues and boss were all outside sitting around on the front steps and milling about...

"What's happening? Are we having a fire drill or something?" I asked

"We're locked out... the lifts are broken"

You would think that they'd be jumping for joy. But I think most of them were all honestly BORED. One of them was there since 7.20AM... poor girl... she wanted to get an early start for the day... but would have been better off sleeping a little longer instead.

I settled down on one of the steps and tuned into a conversation updating on what's been happening...

Apparently a few of them had tried to enter the office using the escape stairwell... but it was locked. The lift repairman could only come in later that afternoon after he found the right parts. They called the building management to get te key to the stairwell door. And they arrived only to discover that the key didn't work and then they realised that none of them possessed the key. Different ideas had been thrown out all morning. But in the end, there was nothing to do but wait for the locksmith to arrive.

So we waited. And as other colleagues started arriving one by one... the whole dramatic encounter had to be retold for the new arrivals.

After a few false alarms... the locksmith thought he got the door open... and so we had to troop up and down the stairs a couple of times...

Finally at 9.15AM, we were in...

Unfortunately I lost my mood to work. I'm all alone in my team today. Both my colleagues who work with me are away... one on annual leave, and the other one had to stay at home to take care of her sick grandaughter.

Lunch appointment at 12.30PM... feeling hungry already...

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