Our engineering team do sterling work, often at short notice, with only vague instruction from the person requesting the work, and little thanks for everything that keeps us in top condition. I have a lot of respect for their know how and great attitude.
Sometimes though, they come up with complete blinders. Such as when I was on my floor-walk at about 8.15 this morning...
Me:"Um, where have all the interpretation panels gone?"
Engineering #1: "I told you that the work order said to only take the bottom two down!"
Engineering #2 " And I asked you to check, but no, you said I could get on with it if I didn't believe you!"
*two minutes of Three Stooges style debate, while I try not to laugh or interrupt, as I understand this is a necessary part of their process, much like wild animals asserting pack dominance*
Engineering #2: "I think we got a bit overenthusiastic and removed them all. Er, which ones do you want us to put back up?And, er, we'll do it before you open to the public."
They were good to their word! All as should be before 10.00am. (phew!)
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