Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Greetings, from the Health and Safety Committee! We hope you die.

Yesterday at work I received an odd little email forward about earthquake safety. Basically, it said that everything we have ever been taught to do in an earthquake is completely wrong and will most definitely get us killed. Instead of ducking and hiding under a table or a doorway, you are just supposed to duck beside a large piece of furniture. WTF? That doesn't sound like a good idea to me at all!

This is where things start to get a little silly. The person who sent this particular email sent it to EVERYONE in the whole building with a note that referred to this person being on the safety committee, therefore they would know what is good for us. So most of us read it and thought it was a little strange and didn't believe it at all. It seems funny to me that anyone would, honestly. So ANYWAYS... eventually some sassypants thought that it was probably a good idea to do some research on this theory and found this Red Cross rebuttal of the crazy claims. He also hit REPLY ALL... so everyone read it and it made the person who sent it look slightly ridiculous. SO FUNNY.

BUT THEN IT GOT EVEN FUNNIER. Someone else with even sassier pants hit REPLY ALL again... and asked but one question: "What qualifications do you need to be on the safety committee?" HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There were about 2 more reply all's with sassy comments before it all finally got shut down by the office manager with a stern "Don't send this crap to everyone on the email list." and a "Don't hit reply all with your sassy comments."

These are the small joys of working in an office. I seriously just sit around and WAIT for stuff like this to happen. Gold. Pure gold. I can't wait to see what happens next.


Anonymous said...

I wish my office was that fun. But I'm the only one who uses email.

sarah said...

Apparently, you work in an office in 1992. HA! No one else uses email? That's so budget! You need a new job. Office emailing is the best.

Lydia said...

Everyone in my office gets to go to Capilano Suspension Bridge for free all year. You can come with me for 15% off.

sarah said...

Very funny, Lydia. You know I'm not emotionally ready to take that on yet. It's a phobia.