|The Candy Machine
||[Jul. 7th, 2004|11:16 am]
Someone has decided that the second floor of Cyert Hall needs a candy machine. It's currently located between the bathrooms in the hallway, and easily takes up about 2/3 of the width of the hallway, leaving the bare minimum of legal space between it and the far wall.
I didn't realize this when I heard one of the other developers talking to two of the front office people in the hallway -- the front office people were being very loud about "appropriate behavior" and so on -- it sounded like the developer was being treated like a kinder-gardner who had just spoken out of turn in class or something. The argument eventually got the attention of 4-5 people on my end of the hallway, and we went to go see what the fuss was, discovering the above mentioned candy machine. Eventually both of the parties in the argument came to the machine, and when a number of us mentioned that, perhaps, it might not be a good idea to have a large blockage in the middle of the hallway, the front office person said "huh, you guys would never survive in industry!"
Frankly, I think that perhaps the opposite is true.