Please don’t feed the engineers

June 11th, 2013 · 19 comments

At first glance, I definitely thought was one of those “don’t feed the zoo animals” signs. But then, whoa, an Aussie 180! Roz in Perth says the “fairly militant kitchen brigade” at her office posts notes like this all over the kitchen.

Did you know?  1. Ge[c]kos and other reptiles need to lay on top of rocks to keep warm 2. Plates, cups, spoons and forks aren't reptiles.  They are subterranean creatures that need to be deep down inside cupboards and drawers. Thanks for washing & putting away your subterranean creatures!

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FILED UNDER: Australia · dishes · office


19 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Ryene

    That’s hilarious.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Rose

    I know it can be hard to distinguish between the two at times, but dishes and cutlery are actually amphibians. They thrive perfectly well in the sink.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm   rating: 62  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   debkatz

    Please, oh please, oh please, someone place a lizard in the cutlery drawer…..

    Jun 12, 2013 at 12:00 am   rating: 36  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   hitlerwasright

    lol wtf gekko is amphimpian

    Jun 12, 2013 at 12:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Jessi

      No it isn’t. Especially not a leopard gecko (the one pictured). Not many amphibians are from the desert.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 12:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   hitlerwasright

      ^—- wrong gekko is ampibian

      Jun 12, 2013 at 12:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   FeRD bang

      No, repeating it won’t make you right. The sign is correct — they’re reptiles, which is a completely different class from amphibians. Feel free to look up “Gecko” in Wikipedia and convince yourself. They are not amphibians. (Or amphimpians or ampibians.)

      Jun 12, 2013 at 1:41 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   hitlerwasright

      damn ur right ur smart i always thought its the water kind of reptile

      Jun 12, 2013 at 2:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Rene

      You’re thinking of newts or salamanders.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 2:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   The Elf

      Or we can just assume that anyone with the userid “hitlerwasright” is wrong about a whole helluva lot and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 8:47 am   rating: 58  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   FeRD bang

      Now, now, Elf… gotta look at the evidence. Based on what we’ve seen, that could easily have been just another typo. Perhaps the username was supposed to read “stiflersmomstight”. Or “antlerstonight”. Maybe “itlawsite”?

      Jun 13, 2013 at 4:11 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Tracy

    I understand doing a 180 to mean doing a complete turnaround and can see what it means in the context but why an Aussie 180? I tried to Google the expression but no luck.

    Jun 12, 2013 at 7:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   The Elf

      The submission comes from Perth, so……

      Jun 12, 2013 at 8:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   TKD

      Depends upon your global position. If you are in the southern hemisphere, an Aussie 180 is just a plain old about face. But if you are in the northern hemisphere, it must be performed while in the handstand position. Go ahead, look it up… it’s on the internet.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 10:44 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Littlest Hobo

    I love those little guys! I really want one, but I think the dog would wanna eat it! :|

    Jun 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Gwan

    Had to read that a couple of times before I got that they meant “to lie” not “to lay (eggs)”. Was confused about where knives and forks spawning came into it.

    Jun 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   pooham

    Someone needs to fill the drawers and cupboards with dirt for these subterranean creatures.

    Jun 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   The King

    I don’t get it. I love my Gekkos and I have never seen my plates but on the table in the dining room.

    Jun 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Raichu

    Points for creativity, notewriter :D

    Jun 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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