Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Incompetence and coincidence

Last night my shiny new physics building had its second unintentional shower incident. Apparently, down in the dim, dark reaches of the basement, one of the steam pipes got a little bit too hot and set off the fire alarm. This caused the sprinklers just inside the main doorway to go off. Sometime later and the entire floor of the cathedralic main atrium was covered with a couple of centimetres of water. When I made it into to work this morning (before 10 am, for the second day in a row no less) there were still puddles of water under all the chairs and tables, and carpets across the ground floor were being dried out by big industrial heaters.

The first unintentional shower incident occurred a couple of months ago, before the building was inhabited, when a pipe burst in the basement. This apparently resulted in several tens of thousands of gallons, maybe even hundreds of thousands of gallons, of slightly acidic flooding the basements and messing everything up beyond belief, delaying occupancy by a couple of months.

I believe things like these are meant to come in threes, so fingers crossed.

In today's OSU today, two consecutive stories were:
Do you suffer from pelvic pain that happens or gets worse with your period? If you are between the ages of 18 and 40 and have a history of moderate to severe menstrual-related pelvic pain, you may qualify for an investigational medication (oral contraceptives) research study being conducted at the Department of OB/GYN at The Ohio State University...
and
CRITICAL DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Critical Difference for Women Program at Ohio State announces two grant competitions for 2005, administered by the Department of Women's Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Award Committee...
Coincidence?

In other news, karaoke is still part-terrifying, part-fascinating and part plain fucking awful.

1 comment:

Sasha said...

greetings from across the street.
lousy osu buildings suck

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