Thursday, April 19, 2007

Stuff and nonsense

My office window, while charming, is not exactly weather proof.
Note the flimsy latch holding it closed, and the broken hinge, too.

So the wind today was rattling this poor window something awful. It sounded like someone was trying to break in. All day long the wind would suck the two frames outward, straining the latch, then blow them back inward. Besides startling me every five minutes with the force of which it slammed again the panes, the wind was pretty annoying.

But I still found time to conduct an experiment while on hold with Office Depot.
We have these eggs with a type of putty material in them, much like Silly Putty, but not exactly. I noticed that when I rolled the stuff into a ball, then put it back into the egg, it would ooze into a puddle to fill the egg fairly quickly. I wondered just how long it took to ooze. I think about these things. I'm like that.
I rolled the stuff into a ball and placed it on my phone. It was 2:47 (in case you can't tell in the
I called Office Depot, was put on endless hold, and waited. And waited. And waited. Hey, if you're looking for work, Office Depot is hiring. I wish I could give you the phone number to call, but I was only half paying attention. I finally gave up around 3:32. (It should be noted that I was doing other things while waiting. The phone was on speaker). This is what the stuff looked like an hour later.

I think, given another hour, it would have taken over the keys.

Yes, I'm touched; at least I got some things packed up for the impending move and that's nothing to sneeze at...not yet anyway. Wait until I hit the real dusty shelves in the back.


Sachi said...

The fact that you have ooze with you at work is a little... concerning.

Uccellina said...

Uh oh, I hope you're not getting rained on through that window today.