Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Aerosol Factory

So, I found out I'll be counting inventory at an aerosol factory.

Tumbleweed blows

Yep.

Cricket chirps

It was actually pretty interesting speaking with the controller of the company.

Ribbet, ribbet

He said I'll have to watch a safety video.

Coughing sound coming from the back of an auditorium

Here's how it went down:

"Have you ever been do an aerosol factory before?" he asked.

"Nope," I responded.

"You haven't?" he asked in disbelief.

"No, I really haven't," I said.

Was he really that surprised? Aerosol factories aren't exactly tourist traps. It's not like your friend comes to Chicago and you say, "Oh hey, while you're here, you should hit up Navy Pier and the aerosol factory. You can also go to the Sears Tower, Millennium Park, or the Magnificent Mile; the Aquarium, zoo, or the Science and Industry Museum; a Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, or White Sox game--but only if you have time. Definitely go to the aerosol factory, though."

Then came his moment of glory:

"Well, you need to watch the safety video then, because the slightest spark can make these gases catch fire and explode. The thing with aerosols is, they burn so hot they burn clear. You can't even see the flames. The only thing you notice is the flesh falling off your bones."

Hey man. Quit trying to make your job sound cooler than it is. I mean, I'm all about taking pride in your work and all, but say it, don't spray it.

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