So I’m working to finish up some final documentation details and test evidence for submitting my enhancements to a project and Joseph decides to bother me. Good thing our Corporate Messaging system allows me to set myself as Do Not Disturb. I get to go heads down for about 10 minutes when the phone rings. Who else but Joseph. I pick up the phone semi-pissed.
“There’s a waterfall over here,” he says. I’m hesitant to believe, but eventually take a look. You’ll never guess…Joseph wasn’t joking. Water was kind of dripping from the ceiling. So I come over to investigate and get some laughs in. By the time I get to the waterfall source (maybe 30-40 yards away)…water is POURING on the desks, monitors, floors, etc. but that’s not it…
I walk over the “Mission Control” center, where time sensitive and priority one issues are raised, and find all the lights, monitors, and computers OFF. It looked like someone opened two firehoses above the ceiling and opened the valve!
I walk over to the hallway and toward the stairs to find there’s a river in the stairwell. On my way back, I pass a door that opens and inside I see 2-3 guys freaking out. WHY? That’s the room where all the switches are. Not one rack, but about 4-5 of them and water is POURING all over them.
Good thing, if it is such a thing, this was isolated to only 1/4 of our floor. Before I leave, there are huge plastic bags covering a few monitors and desk as a preventative measure.
It’s only 3 PM so our ENTIRE floor retreats. A few horrible camera phone pictures to come (I apologize for using them, but it’s all I got on me).
Joseph and I got to go home after we moved a bunch of equipment out of the line of
fire water. The IT guys are going to have a ball figuring out whose computer belongs to whom. We might not go to work tomorrow since there are only a few available machines on other floors.