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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If The Garbage Can Is On Fire Move It Outside.

Supper at the hospital cafeteria started out quiet but ended up with some excitement. One of the ladies who works there was eating with two grandchildren and a man who works there was having supper with his big family, a security guard, and us. I saw the lady go over and sniff the garbage can. She said there is a fire in there and she ran to the fire alarm and set it off. Doors started slamming, the workers running out with fire extingishers and then the man who works there ( a tech who gives tests) calmly walked over to the garbage can and said why don't you just take the thing out side? There is a door a few steps from the garbage can that goes out to a pretty courtyard with table to eat outside and flowers and shrubs. No it wasn't a cigarette. There is no smoking even by the building. Turns out someone cooked something in the microwve and then put it in the trash can. Guess it got too close to some paper. We think it was the security guard who used the microwave last but we won't tell. Poor guy, bet he felt stupid. Before we came home we walked down the hall to check out the pumpkin contest. Most departments decorated one to correspond with their department. They really had some cute ideas from poop to blood to everything you would see and they would deal with at a hospital.

12 comments:

Jill said...

Thank goodness for the tech with the level head. :)

I can just imagine some of those pumpkins! How fun.

TexWisGirl said...

gotta love a cool head!

FrankandMary said...

I like the "but we won't tell" part :-).

Toon said...

I don't think I'd want to see a poop pumpkin!

DD said...

Exciting supper, I'm sure. I like your Halloween animation.

Kath said...

LOL!! at Toon,I don't think I would either Paula haa.Glad you can keep a secret haaaa.Have a great day. Love Kath xx

Anonymous said...

garnett here, sheesh would make sense to run it out

Lucy said...

Well Paula, I don't like real pumpkins but glad I don't have to smell poop Pumpkins. Probably the most excitement you will have for a while, if you are like me.

john wingo said...

Glad to hear a catastrophe was avoided by a cool head...

Anonymous said...

You'd think one would check the severity of the fire before sounding a four alarm fire. Sounds like a could of bottles of water would have put it out.

Jimmy

Martha (MM) said...

I agree with anonymous above especially being in a hospital! Sounds like enough excitement for this weekend to me :-)

Forty Pound Sack said...

Would love to see what they did with those pumpkins, LOL!