One day Logan, an EMT, rummaged through the search and rescue cabinet on a rainy day. "What's this?" he mumbled, emerging with a small carton. It was an emergency survival kit from the 1970s. "This chocolate is older than me," Logan declared, fearlessly trying it. There was something else in there I recognized:
|I'm not sure about the "balanced nutrition" part.|
Another crew sorted through a pile of tents, deciding to set them up to see which ones were missing poles or had broken zippers. One tent looked strange, tall and skinny. We circled it. Then it dawned on me.
|You can find it here if you want to buy it. Only $12.50!|
Then there's these orange flight suits and coveralls we found:
|This pícture looks stretched on this computer. We are not really this large.|
But by far the most disturbing item I ever found while doing inventory (even worse than the nest of baby mice) lurked innocently in a pile of sleeping bags. Opening the fire cache in the spring, I sighed, seeing that the last crew to return from an assignment the previous fall had just thrown their dirty bags into the cache, expecting someone else to wash them. Being that someone else, I started going through them. Something was stuffed into the toe of one of them. I fished it out, and discovered I was holding a 6 month old, fossilized roast beef sandwich.
WHO DOES THIS? "Oh, I'm not hungry right now, I think I'll save this sandwich for later. My sleeping bag, I think that's a good place to put it."
What about you? Have you ever found anything strange at work?