Why I Love My Team

Enough bitching.  Enough gloom and doom.  Let me pontificate for a moment, if I may, on why I love working with my team.

Aside from the fact that I what I do is cool.. I work on the program that is designing the next vehicle to make it to the moon and beyond.. it’s also cool to work with such a young, spirited team.  Seriously, almost every one on our team is under 45, which is nearly unheard of in the engineering world.  And even our “older” crowd is typically executives, and they enjoy being around the younger set.

Sometimes, though, there is a clash.

For example:

Our facility is OLD.  Like, seriously, the Saturn V rocket was designed in our building.  So the restrooms are, perhaps, not as strong as they once were.  So you will signs like this in every stall:


And obviously, even that wasn’t enough for some people.  Soon, we had additional information:


Now, look.  I agree that no one likes to walk into a stall that has bidness floating in there from some previous occupant.  But damn, there are only so many instructions one can be bombarded with upon entering said stall.  So finally, this post-it was left on Friday:


(I know it got cut off. I didn’t want to stand in the stall taking pictures for too long, because then I’d be THAT GIRL.  So anyway, here’s what it says: “Dear Helpful Instructions Flyer Author, Repeated Instructions Numerous Times.  Bowl refills with water despite efforts to empty.  PLEASE ADVISE.” )

I love watching soap operas unfold around me as I take a leak.

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9 Responses to Why I Love My Team

  1. Jo-Ann January 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    LMAO!!! That is a great one!!

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  2. Kait February 1, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    Okay that’s funny

  3. stepher February 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm #


    You should submit those to


    Are you familiar w/the website? It’s hysterical!

  4. bessie.viola February 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    HA!! I love this. We have similar flyers in our bathrooms, but no engineer has yet replied.


    bessie.viola’s last blog post..homesick

  5. dudeguy February 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    It’s ok to have a comment.

  6. Josh February 4, 2009 at 12:20 am #

    Several notes of interest.
    1 – Space ships are awesome, everybody knows that, but in the future will they be equipped with rockets and lasers and such? It seems like our current space ships are under equipped for battles protecting the earth. Also, what kind of radiation filters will they have? Because it seems like you would want to keep out the kind that makes people zombies, and let in the kind that gives them super powers.
    2 – Why don’t you have zero G space toilets? It seems like you should, although they are probably impractical and gross on earth.
    3 – Transformers. I’m just saying, rockets are cool and all, but seriously, think about moving towards transformers.
    4 – Have you seen passiveagressivenotes.com ? You should submit this one, cause it’s pretty funny.
    5 – What do engineers eat that would stop up a toilet? I mean, is it like a giant turd problem, or are they using too much TP, or do the toilets just have weak flushes? Because if it’s giant turds or too much TP you’re probably SOL, but if it’s just a weak flush that’s a fairly easy fix. I’m not a rocket scientist, but I do know how to fix toilets pretty well.
    6 – As a real rocket scientist (I’m just going to assume you do the designing of the rockets and not some other job for the company) have you ever considered using your powers of rocket science for evil? Because I always thought that if I were smart enough to be a scientist, of any kind really, that I would be a mad scientist and try to take over the world or something along those lines. (it goes back to my transformer idea, robot army baby!)
    7 – On a scale of one to ten, how annoying do you find overly drawn out lists left by brain dead, overly caffeinated first time commenters in the middle of the night?

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  7. Drew G February 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    I came from Bad Mommy Blogger — I was digging your comments about our contest over there. But how could I not comment about toilet signs. I am excited to see if there is an escalation in the sign war. If you ever want to host a fun contest of your own drop me a line and I am sure we can work it out.

  8. kate February 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    Hahahhah. This completely cracked me up. I came from Bodies in Motion, and was back-reading, and came to this and love the “please advise”.

  9. Mint February 24, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Reminds me of this: http://i.imgur.com/vrysE.jpg

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