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April 27, 2004

i work in mayberry.

technically, i'm not supposed to repeat these kinds of internal communications, but really, i can't see any harm in this one, only amusement.

this message at 3:41pm went out to all employees in Cary:

"Security is currently diverting traffic away from Research Drive on campus as a number of cows are loose near there. Landscaping staff is working now to gather the animals and return them to the gated area. We will let you know when Research Drive is open to traffic again."

and then, whew! at 3:48:

"The cows have been retrieved. Research Drive is open to traffic."

the landscaping crew sure know how to herd cows, only seven minutes! we must have former rodeo stars on staff or something.

it should be noted that the landscaping folks actually are pretty amazing; not only does campus look stunning at pretty much any given time of year, but they'll stay overnight and stuff during ice conditions to clear the roads. i guess that's one of the many up-sides to keeping all of the service staff in-house instead of contracting it out. you give someone free daycare and they're more likely to cheerfully go above and beyond, and herd cows when necessary.

Posted by lisa at April 27, 2004 03:52 PM | TrackBack


Moochas grassias.

Posted by: Phil on April 27, 2004 05:11 PM

Ugh. Phil, you should be shot. :)

Posted by: Joseph H Vilas on April 27, 2004 10:51 PM

there will be no shooting on this blog!

bad puns are just par for the course here...

Posted by: lisa on April 28, 2004 11:13 AM

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