Friday, April 29, 2005

my friday

There were a few interesting things that had happened to day but this take place of all the small things that happened today.

I was standing at the computer to input some payments into our system and I had a perfect view of our plywood/sheetrock aisle I could see the guys trying to pull some plywood down from the top shelf and then I heard "watch out" from one of our lumber guys. I looked up just in time to see the sprinkler bust. I looked at the other guys at the desk with me(they had no idea what was going on) and told them they better come take a look. I tried to get a manager but of course no one answered the phone. We finally got in touch with them and the fire alarm went off.

The water from the broken sprinkler was spraying real good into the aisles. We had to have the fire department come out to turn the sprinkler off. It took them about 40 minutes to turn it off. There were 5 aisles that ended up with water damage to the products...all the wood, concrete, insulation, plywood, sheetrock, Styrofoam boards, etc....

The really sad part about it is that the guy who did it is a really good guy. He has NEVER had an accident like this before. I hope they don't make things to hard on him. We thought that they were going to close our store down but I made it through my shift but they were still in clean up mode when I was leaving for the day.

If you could have seen the water in all 5 aisles you would have been speechless. We all had to laugh because we needed to try to lighten the situation for everyone. I don't even want to think about how much money we have lost due to this.

Anyways, that was the highlight of my day.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tammy said...

Oh, what a mess! And those are the aisles that we sell tons of stuff out of. It would kill us down here in Hurricane Repair Land to loose all that drywall and insulation!

I hope your co-worker makes out ok. I mean, hey, accidents happen.

8:47 PM  
Blogger JohnH985 said...

I work in retail too and a few years back had a small fire in the warehouse. There was more water damage done than the fire did. It makes such a mess.

9:50 PM  
Blogger vegemiterules said...

Ooops, hope the poor bugger that created the accident is cool and still has his job.

3:11 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Wow, what a mess!

Visiting via Michele :)

8:16 AM  
Blogger mw said...

Youch, that sounds terrible. Good luck and thanks for the post.

Michele sent me...

11:37 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

tammy~
I know...at this time of the year this is really bad for us. I hope everything works out ok for him.

johnh~
This was only one sprinkler that broke I could not even imagin what damage would have happened if it was more than one

vegemiterules~
I am sure he will still have a job...it would be our loss if we lost him because he really is a hard worker

angie~
thanks for stopping by

mw~
your welcome....thanks for stopping by!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

oh no!! poor guy!!!
but, i would have laughed too!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

Here from Micheles meet ngreet. I've checked in on you many times. I like your blog.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

erin~
I tried to keep things funny for him. I know he felt really bad about what happened.

mrs. darling~
I enjoy your blog also. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

5:16 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home