i must be a sicko tonight, i am sitting here
chuckling. the poor guy.
--- Deri James <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I must share I once witnessed (which involved a big
> heavy computer room door,
> so there is a tenuous link!!)
> The operations shift leader had a habit, when his
> arms were full with printout
> or tapes, to run at this door and appear to "nut"
> the door with his head, and
> then feign he was slightly stunned. What he actually
> did was kick the door
> with his foot, but his timing (and acting) was
> impeccable it was very
> difficult to detect what he was really doing.
> Anyway, one of his junior operators - a particularly
> gullible young man -
> swallowed this performance hook, line, and sinker.
> Over several days he kept
> pestering the Shift Leader to tell him how he could
> do it. The shift leader
> warned him that it was immensely dangerous and that
> it was only through
> years of training in Tai Chi that he had been able
> to withstand the pain.
> The Junior Operator continued pestering as to the
> actual mechanics of the
> feat, so the Shift Leader told him that the secret
> was to run at the door as
> fast as you can and at the last minute imagine your
> head was 2 inches the
> other side of the door.
> We were all sitting in the Computer Room one day
> when something crashed into
> the door and it opened just a few inches and swung
> closed again. A low moan
> came from the other side and when we opened the door
> this Junior Op was
> sprawled on the floor with a very startled cleaner
> rushing towards him.
> The cleaner told us the chap had rushed past her at
> a fair rate of knots and
> ran head first into this huge door!!!
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