Friday, June 15, 2007

Freedom Shenanigan #4

Pop Corn Un-cautiously!

Following the principle of embracing your inner outlaw, just do the opposite of what they want.
So if you need to shut down any old building temporarily, just bring in some microwave popcorn. Load it into as many microwaves on as many floors as you can. Set the timer to, oh say, something like 3 to 5 times as much time as recommended and leave ASAP.

You know the drill by now!

"Just Set It and Forget It!!" (thank you R.P. for your rotiss-a-thing-a-majig)

City tells workers: Pop corn cautiously - or else

“Microwave popcorn, that ubiquitous workplace snack, could go the way of the typewriter at Seattle City Hall. Gone. It seems burned popcorn has caused several evacuations at City Hall and other city buildings, prompting the city’s Fleets and Facilities Department to warn of a possible ban — if behavior doesn’t improve. ‘We continue to see a high number of instances of employees burning microwave popcorn and triggering the building smoke alarms,’ the agency said in a memo to employees in three downtown buildings where the evacuations have occurred. ‘This is a serious issue which requires Fire Department emergency response, building evacuation and resetting of building systems.’ There have been popcorn-related evacuations at City Hall and the Seattle Municipal Tower. And last month, the 11-story Justice Center was evacuated because of burned popcorn — the eighth time in less than three years that 400 people have been ushered out of the building.” (06/14/07)