Friday, July 18, 2008

Caution : Potential common sense failure

You step out of your work desk to enjoy the picturesque scenery created by the gentle rainfall.The granite steps that lead to the office reception is wet.

You spot one of the housekeeping staff members in your office with a bucket full of water and a mop. She is mopping the hallway.

What is obvious in these two cases ? Wet floor!!!

And no one needs to tell you that in these two scenarios... I have got so used to the sign boards in my offices : Caution! Wet Floor that I think one fine day even when the place is obviously flooded with water and there is no Caution board, I might slip on the granite floor...

It is said "Commonsense is not common always.." If we have such kind of boards stating the obvious, then our common sense will cease to exist one fine day and we will never be able to Think in the first place, forget the ideal " Think beyond the obvious "... :)

2 comments:

Kalpana Harikrishnan said...

My thoughts... If the housekeeping staff member steps out of that area after cleaning or whatever and she does not place the board, there is a chance that I might slip. It is always better to warn...

On the lighter side, may be the management thinks that we are so engrossed in our work and keep thinking about it even while walking around that they have to place a yellow board to get our attention... Nammala patthi seriya purinjukala.. :-)

Manjunath Raj said...

I'm surprised u didn't blog this much earlier :-) Knowing u by now..I thot u must've put it on...long back :-) But yes, Common Sense is bcoming very rare! That's the sad state things r in.

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