Tuesday, August 7, 2007

how many men does it take...

How many men does it take to keep a leaking ceiling from flooding our office? I wouldn't know, because the women were the only ones doing anything.

Today it started raining in our office. And by raining I mean leaking through the ceiling. First onto our receptionist's desk and then all over our wall of office mailboxes. So what do we do? 6 of us women in the office run around gathering trash cans to catch all the falling water, plastic table clothes to cover our receptionist's computer and desk, and then there we are, standing under the water, rigging up plastic table cloths (held in place by cans of soda) to cover the wall of mailboxes to hold us over until they turn off the water.

Where were the men? Well, with the exception of the one guy who eventually came to help, and the one guy who was walking around talking to other people about the fact that there was water pouring from the ceiling (but not offering to help), no other men were around. I wondered why that was.

And then it occurred to me. All the cubicles within hearing distance of all the commotion are filled by women. All the men within hearing distance have actual offices--with doors that shut. Struck me as interesting. Make of it what you will.

2 comments:

Tyler said...

Maybe the men were upstairs turning off the water...

Molly said...

Yeah--the maintenance guys. I'm talking about the guys in our office...