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Coroner Bakery?

Posted on 2008.06.03 at 17:43
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Venus - Shocking Blue
As I waited for my order today at the local Corner Bakery, I noticed that there was water all over the floor behind the counter – a lot of water, everywhere I looked. In quite a few places, it was standing in puddles through which the workers were audibly splashing as they went about their business.

Then I noticed the bright yellow power cord stretched across a walkway, hovering a few inches above the water and plugged into a wall socket. As I watched, it slid down into a large puddle. “That can’t be a good idea,” I thought, and I considered saying something to the counter worker nearby. Before I could say anything though, the worker walked over and stood directly on top of the cord. OK, now I had to say something.

“Excuse me,” I began, “I don’t know if it’s really a good idea to stand on that electrical cord in a puddle.” The worker looked down with a look of bewilderment and an obvious lack of comprehension. I decided I needed to cut to the chase. “You could get electrocuted.”

Now the worker looked down and stepped away. “Oh, I didn’t know I was standing on a cord,” was all they could muster.

I walked away with my sandwich then, completely unconvinced that I had accomplished anything at all. If you read something in the paper about a Corner Bakery worker being electrocuted, please do not be surprised. All I know is that I tried to do a good deed, but there comes a point where people have to look out for themselves. *Sigh*

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