Friday, June 5, 2009

A Problem with the PP in the Men’s Room

This week I noticed a problem with the PP in the men’s room. That’s right: the Porcelain Press. The Porcelain Press is a safety newsletter put out every month at work. To get people to actually read a safety newsletter, they put them in the bathroom stalls and above the urinals. Sometimes the topics are work related and sometimes they are more general.

This month there was a short article about how to properly jump-start a car. While looking at the diagram, I noticed that the connection order was wrong. After completing the task at hand, I washed my hands and returned to my desk. I checked several sources and sure enough, there was a mistake. I contacted the editor of the PP and asked him to check it. About an hour later, he emailed me back to confirm that there was an error.

After I returned from lunch that day, my safety manager walked in my office and handed me a safety award. I thought that was a little much, but I carefully accepted the award being sure to not incur a paper cut.

I responded to the PP editor’s email by saying “Coffee is actually the one to thank here. Because of her I spent plenty of time reading the Porcelain Press and was alert enough to spot the mistake.”

(Not actual size. Names hidden to protect the innocent.)

11 comments:

Beth said...

That is hilarious, Huck.

But I always thought coffee was a dude...

katdish said...

That's just so...

something that would happen to you.

Wendy said...

So, will you be getting that framed to hang on your wall at home? Didn't you say you needed some new bathroom decor?

Helen said...

Congratulations, Huck. You so deserve the honor....

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I'm getting rid of some old junk and have a cross-stitched gem that hung in the boy's bathroom that reads "Gentlemen with short bats please stand closer to home plate."

Yeah, if you want something read, put it in the bathroom above the stool. And I was sure I commented on this last night, but it's GONE. Something about your safety award actually being for washing your hands, because yes, they were watching.

Helen said...

Hey Smarty Pantsers! I need your help to caption a picture! C'mon over.

Nick the Geek said...

So Billy Coffee's wife pointed out the mistake? What was she doing in the men's bathroom? I'm so confused.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

I did not know about this PP in mens' rooms. This blog is so enlightening and practical.

Thank you Hucklebuck for enriching my day today!

katdish said...

My dear Stephanie, sarcasm doth becometh ye so!

Helen said...

Now, the problem with PP in the ladies room is when they didn't provide enough TP.

I think I need another glass of wine....

Andi said...

Unbelievable! I guess truth IS stranger than fiction!