Thursday, October 27, 2005

What's that smell?

That's how it started, about two hours ago. People catching whiffs of a faint chemical smell, like nail polish remover or something. Then it got stronger, and more easily identifiable as paint fumes. Apparently, they are painting the building next door, and because our HVAC system is as high-quality as it is, all the fumes are getting sucked into our building. It's a faint smell, it's nothing that's going to harm anyone. It's annoying, yes, it's giving a few of us headaches, yes, but we will survive.

But to hear Jane tell it, we're all halfway to the hospital. She WILL NOT STOP. Every minute or so she tells me about how awful the smell is outside, and that must be why her eyes are burning, and her mouth is burning, and her lungs hurt, and she has a headache, and it's making us all sick, and isn't hysterical, the ladies from the 3rd floor were saying they were all going to fall off their chairs and lay on the floor and yell "lawsuit!", and oh my god, what an awful smell, do you smell that, can you believe it.... SHUT UP!!!!

Is hostility to your co-workers a side effect of paint fumes? Maybe I'm succumbing too. I guess I should just fall off my chair and yell "lawsuit" and see how far it gets me.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll probably get you as far as the floor.

Paint fumes do make people edgy though.

Oh, (joke time) so a guy comes home to his blonde wife painting - standing in the middle of the room with her wind breaker and her jacket on. So he asks, "Hey honey, what's going on?" And she turns and says, "Oh, the directions said for best results, apply two coats!"

Mr. Ring of "Ha Ha" Fire

2:43 PM  
Blogger Violet Meeks-Kane said...

ROFLOL. Mr. Ring of Fire, you get a prize.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

had to be a blond ... and not the artificial intellegence kind

6:32 PM  

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