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Thu, May. 26th, 2005, 03:41 pm
Note I left on the lab's office refrigerator today

Dear Refrigerator Users,

If your milk is:
(1) expired,
(2) leaking,
(3) separated,
(4) green,
(5) or any combination of the above,

Please dispose of it.

Thank you.

Fri, May. 27th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
fleurdelis28

That's quite a progressive lab culture you have there. I think at the last lab I worked at, the only posted refrigerator rule was the keep deadly bacteria and radioactive materials on a different shelf from the food.

Fri, May. 27th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
elfsdh

That's got to violate a few safety regs.

Heh. Have you ever seen milk that's been out so long, it precipitated? The science is supposed to be taking place in the lab, not in the office.

Fri, May. 27th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
fleurdelis28

Fortunately, I don't think the fact that there was a sign about it means anyone actually did it, but you never know. I attributed it to scientist humor, but then, my father had to tell his officemate that it was impermissable to keep hazardous chemicals in the office freezer.

I have seen precipitated milk. I admit I've even owned some (usually when I've gone away and told people they're welcome to drink it while I'm gone, and then they don't). I can't quite picture leaving precipitated milk in a communal refrigerator, though.

Fri, May. 27th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
muchabstracted

Oh dear.

In every workplace I've been, the boss has had to regularly clean out the fridge.

Fri, May. 27th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
fleurdelis28

Tragedy of the Commons: Attack of the Nerds!

Sat, May. 28th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
rymenhild

I worked at my dad's office for a while. It was my problem there.