Thursday, July 17, 2008

Office Duppy

They say there's a duppy in our office. I not convinced, even though the printer does cough up days-old jobs when you turn it on in the mornings just like that, out of nowhere, when the print job status thingie says empty...

And then there's that mystery with the alarm drama:

One day we're all in the office working, when out of the blue, the fire alarm starts beeping and the lights start flashing. At first everyone was panicked, was there a fire? Where? After we ascertained that there was no fire, we all went back to work. A couple minutes later, the damn thing went off again.

I went to find the Maintenance People to report this little mishap. Maintenance, apparently, doubles as Security.

I explained to him that our fire alarm keeps going off for no reason, and that we need that dealt with as soon as possible (thing is sooo annoying).

Security: Somebody pulled the trigger for the alarm.
Rb: No, no-one was even near the fire alarm trigger... it just started going off
Security: Is there a fire?
Rb: No...
Security: Then someone must have pulled the trigger for the alarm.
Rb: But no-one did.
Security: Where is the fire then?
Rb: There is no fire, but no-one pulled the alarm either, and that's why I'm making this report...
Security: Listen to me, the alarm only go off if one of two things happen: fire or trigger. There is no fire, that means someone pulled the trigger...

I said thank you, and walked away.

Conclusion1: Fire alarms are perfect. They can NEVER malfunction...
Conclusion2: Security / Maintenance Guy needs to think outside the books, I mean box
Conclusion3: Maybe there's a duppy in the office after all... if Sec/Main Guy is right...

PS. Duppy=Jamaican for ghost

5 comments:

Jdid said...

that reminds me. a few years back i had a workmate who saw ghosts. my door has this weird habit of not staying open but just closing by itself. its not on an incline, the office isnt particularly windy it just happens alot and since he saw ghosts he says its some old dude who pushes the door in. he also happened to see ghosts at his apartment and had to call in a witch to talk to them or something but thats another story for another day.

Ruthibelle said...

please tell it sometime, and ghosts in our office... nah! Was a malfunction, they later confirmed.

Ms. Behaving said...

Crazy that the Security Guard/Maintenance person would be so closed minded to think a fire alarm couldn't malfunction...

But then again, even if that were the case, what's the deal with the printer??

Hmmmm

Ruthibelle said...

the printer remains a mystery to be solved. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation we haven't found... I'm SURE lol

Tom_Gurl said...

LMAO @ the security guard...!!

Bet he felt real 'smart' when the malfunction was confirmed!