8 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement

  1. The things that come across the desk of the I.T. guy are amazing sometimes.
    At least nobody was using a mug warmer to store their fireworks.

  2. I hope you let the mug warmer cool before you used the nail polish remover. Acetone (the stuff in nail polish remover) is flammable. Don’t ask my why, but I know this for a fact….

  3. Also, it’s generally a bad idea to be lazy and reheat restaurant leftovers in the container that they gave them to you, rather than moving them to a real dish first.

    Just sayin’. 😉

  4. Shoot, if you’d used that nice cupholder, you know, the one that pops out of the front of your computer? You’d be just fine, no meltage, no nail polish remover necessary.

  5. What happens if you fill the Styrofoam cup with nail-polish remover first and then put it on the mug warmer?

    Who said IT wasn’t exciting?

    This reminds me of a story: A good friend of mine went into the FBI, counter narcotics, after we retired from the Navy. One night he called me from a stake-out. They were conducting surveillance across the street from a suspected ‘lab.’ Usually this is major boring work, weeks of sitting in a van, watching the house all night, so he’d call me and I’d help him stay awake. One night he was talking when there was this enormous Womp! in the background – “Uh Oh! Gotta go,” says my buddy. A day later he calls back to tell me what happened. Seems the geniuses running the lab were boiling cocaine HCL on the stovetop in order to reduce it to rock/crack cocaine. Boiling it in gasoline. On an open flame gas stove. Which explained the Womp!.

    To hear him tell it – it took a lot more than nail-polish remover to get the stains off the walls.

  6. I thought so too, and cheaper for us. Wouldn’t surprise me to find they were boiling the product in Styrofoam pots. Not really a smart bunch, those amateur chemists.

  7. I’m guessing the, “pre-Womp” fumes didn’t help much with their cognitive abilities. I get light headed pumping gas sometimes…

    Yes, it took great effort not to make a gas and fume joke relating to the digestive system, especially with all the soup and chowder talk of late. Oh, too late.

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