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  • Open The Pod Bay Doors, Hal

    This is a phrase that comes to my mind often and regular. (Ya Right! you say - he has no mind LOL )

    Annyyhoooww... the reason for this thought is that when you enter the lobby of the Embassy, firstly you pass through a Rent-A-Cop security station, where you get "wanded" and asked to empty your pockets, turn off cell phones and other communicators. (for some guys thats a no-brainer ) Then you get to the main Security wicket, where you are greeted by Colette. Now don't get me wrong, she is a very nice lady, who has over 35 years working with this Embassy.

    It is also at this point where the phrase by Bowman in 2001, A Space Odyssey comes from. After you meet Colette and she deems you worthy to enter the inner chambers, you have to pass through the "Man-Trap" airlock. In simpler terms, these are double door glass cage security doors. These doors dont work like subway or elevator doors. If you get caught between the doors when they close, you are going to get seriously hurt. There is no spring-back mechanism on them.

    Also, on entry they are controlled by the person on the security desk, and although you can get out, back the way you came, via a button release switch, you can not enter the remainder of the building without being passed through by Security.

    On to the reason for this.... Colette is sometimes easily distracted, or maybe she just forgets who is in the trap. Rather difficult to do on this last part, because its all glass, and you can see in as well as out. Many of us have stood there, waiting for Colette to open up sometimes upwards of almost 30 seconds - that happened to me once. Or you get "saved" by someone exiting because from the inside of the corridor, the button release is there, so that you may exit.

    So everytime that I have to wait for Colette, I can't help but think about Bowman, asking Hal to open up so that he may return back to Odyssey.

    And that brings me to a final point. Just wondering if anyone else is blessed with experiences like this..... Or is this Only in Canada you say, eh?
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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  • #2
    I know the feeling.I was at the county courthouse here in Memphis yesterday running down court papers from a long time ago and a galaxy far away,and the rentacops at the front door wouldn't let me bring in a flashlight depsite wearing a department shirt from my old vollie department.
    So,I had to walk the 2 blocks to the parking lot,and then return in 93 degree heat and go on in,depsite having a Res-Q-Me tool on my keyring.They didn't want a tool that doubles as a right handy impact tool but they were okay with a window punch/seatbelt cutter.
    I won't go into the frustration felt at being sent from wrong office to wrong office to wrong office by the same deputy at the information booth.There might be a reason that guy is armed.....Not that I would ever swing at a cop for giving me the wrong info but some might.

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    • #3
      Reminds me of another line from a movie..
      "My voice is my password, verify me."

      We have the simpler turnstiles all over the place where I work. I can't tell you how many people I've seen small their noses or dump their coffee when the thing doesn't trip and stops mid-way around.
      So you call this your free country
      Tell me why it costs so much to live
      -3dd

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      • #4
        Hehheehe on turnstiles. B-T-D-T, t-shirt pending. Never spilled anything, but MAN do they hurt when you're expecting the darn thing to let go and rotate. Kinda like going through the counter at the Metro, when it doesn't read your pass card.
        If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

        "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

        "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

        Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

        impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

        IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
          Hehheehe on turnstiles. B-T-D-T, t-shirt pending. Never spilled anything, but MAN do they hurt when you're expecting the darn thing to let go and rotate. Kinda like going through the counter at the Metro, when it doesn't read your pass card.
          Or walking into a sliding glass door when you think it's open.
          So you call this your free country
          Tell me why it costs so much to live
          -3dd

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          • #6
            Originally posted by voyager9
            Or walking into a sliding glass door when you think it's open.

            HAHAHAHAA. When we lived in Edmonton, AB, my sister was only about 2 or 3 at the time. She was a vain little thing back then, and was prone to admiring herself in anything that would reflect her image.

            On a trip to Londonderry Mall, she was doing exactly that, and actually walked right into the plate glass show case. Bounced off and fell on her backside too. I dont recall my parents ever laughing so hard as then. I think part of it was the total look of disgust that my sister had at that time......

            On a more recent note, I got caught by the gates at the Metro this morning. Dang card reader "didn"t and I walked right into the gates. And got bumped into by the lady behind me {ok, so maybe it wasn't a total loss - she was pretty nice looking }
            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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            • #7
              I worked for a casino for a while doing security. During part of our duties we had to escort people into the vault. Well to get into it you have to have S-2 (The eye in the sky) buzz you into a "man-trap", basically an airlock style room. Once you are in there they must then buzz you through the next door into the actual vault. Same thing to get back out. They have to buzz you into the man trap and then into the casino. So one would think that once they buzz you into the man-trap they would be waiting to buzz you into the vault or casino right? Nah. You could wait there for up to 5 minutes. Plus they had cameras in there to watch you and even microphones to listen to you, so they really knew you were in there. Sometimes I think they just liked messing with us.
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              • #8
                Or the line from Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy: "Got your towel?"
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
                  On a trip to Londonderry Mall, she was doing exactly that, and actually walked right into the plate glass show case. Bounced off and fell on her backside too. I dont recall my parents ever laughing so hard as then. I think part of it was the total look of disgust that my sister had at that time
                  My brother did the exact same thing. When we were younger we were chasing eachother around the house. I ran through the door and slid it closed after me. My brother ran around the corner and WHAM! Of course my parents didn't think it was as funny as I did.
                  So you call this your free country
                  Tell me why it costs so much to live
                  -3dd

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
                    On a more recent note, I got caught by the gates at the Metro this morning. Dang card reader "didn"t and I walked right into the gates. And got bumped into by the lady behind me {ok, so maybe it wasn't a total loss - she was pretty nice looking }

                    Rick, you sure do come up with some interesting ways to meet the ladies.

                    PS. did you get her name?

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                    • #11
                      HEY! Around here, ya gotta take what you can get, man. I just feel fortunate she was a pretty lady. That whole situation could have been a whole lot worse...........
                      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                      • #12
                        Could've been worse Rick...

                        Can you imagine getting stuck inside of the Trojan Beaver?

                        "Eh, let me owt eh!" "These durn curling stones are cold, eh..."

                        "Let the dam tail down already..."

                        Be safe y'all!
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                        • #13
                          Hey.. I didnt know that beavers had trojans....eerrr.. wait.... uummmm... Or did that go with the large wooden badger???
                          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                          • #14
                            For those that were wondering (both of ya)...

                            The Trojan Beaver!
                            http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca/pages/...mcarthur01.htm


                            ...and to think that I saw it in DC....
                            Be safe y'all!
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                            Ladder 8
                            "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"

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                            • #15
                              Ya know, that gives a whole new meaning to "Beaver Pellets"...........

                              And I had to think a few on your comment about "...saw one in DC..." then I remembered, yes, you are in fact correct. Its in the Embassy Art Gallery.
                              Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 08-11-2006, 02:33 PM.
                              If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                              "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                              "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                              Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                              impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                              IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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