Mighty Paul and the wet floor

For some reason there was a puddle of, at the time, unknown liquid on the floor of the Union, just outside the bookstore and just beyond our table.  After careful consideration we determine that the liquid is a spilled Mountain Dew. A couple people walk by, slip, and one fortunate girl was able to fall into the table and catch herself before landing on her cute little ass. Paul, being the awesome, caring and considerate person that he is was nice enough to move a wet floor sign from in front of the Bookstore to right over the top of the spill.  Though it might have been more effective to let a janitor know about the spill, this move was at least a warning for passer bys.  But by this time the spill had been kicked around and little puddles formed all around and in certain areas past the sign.

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Needless to say, just moments after Paul placed the sign over the spill, did another person slip and fall. Right after we finish chuckling at the irony, another person slips, but this time falls on their bum.

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As you can see, the spill is clearly labeled, with a caution and everything.  Yet another dozen people slip and/or fall.  One person in the process of falling, spills their cup of water, leaving an even bigger mess, and causing more people to slip, fall, and swear.

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((I do want to add that, while taking pictures of the sign, I did not slip, however, being that I was wearing flip flops, the soda from the rogue puddles went into my flip flops, clung to my jeans and made me foot squeak all the way back to my seat.  It was gross.))

So although Paul did, to the best of his ability, to help those helpless, ignorant students here on the UWM campus, apparently a big yellow sign in the middle of the walkway wasn’t enough to stop people from slipping on the wet floor.  Better luck next time Paul!

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  1. #1 by Joshua on September 23, 2009 - 3:24 PM

    Well, nobody said college students were smart.

  2. #2 by Chadwick on September 23, 2009 - 4:22 PM

    It actually got really funny. Especially when, 20 minutes later, a janitor-person showed up, and cleaned up the cup from a secondary spill (when a girl ignored the sign and fell, dumping a fresh cup of water). He did not clean up the spill, or seemingly even care about it. He didn’t even get the straw and lid from the first spill.

    Another 20 minutes or so after that, someone with a mop and bucket did come by—and took the sign away. Just the sign. It was never actually cleaned up in any way.

    Also: Big Paul!

    • #3 by Joshua on September 23, 2009 - 6:01 PM

      (you’re all gonna hit me for this – even Gus would if he were here) AT LEAST THE JANITOR DIDN’T BEND OVER AND UNLOAD A STEAMER IN HIS DRAWERS! *ducks flying debris*

      Yes that really happened to Gus and me our Freshman year. I won’t retell it unless asked.

  3. #4 by Paul on September 23, 2009 - 4:44 PM

    Wait a mop and bucket came by but no one cleaned it up? wow. thats just sad. Also, i still think it’s funny that so many people continued to ignore the nearly neon yellow sign.

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