April Fools Day 2000

The fridge was causing problems this year. Endless emails were spewing forth from the Academic Office complaining about the smell and lack of cleaniless of said fridge. Eventually fridge Nazi Robert Jedicke was given orders to empty the fridge each Friday afternoon. You wouldn't think that unopened bottles of champagne would upset someone, but they got cleaned out as well. We're not sure if they were thrown in the trash or recycled in some other fashion. The attempted institution of "fair-use" policies for the new graduate student computers was also targeted. These were meant to govern how you could boot your officemate off the computer and caused no end of grief. They did come in useful on one occasion when someone tried to move a computer from another office to her own, but have mostly been forgotten. Then there was the anal requirement of two weeks notice for Journal Club titles and flurry of reminders if this important part of Bette's job was made challenging.

Does anyone have any pictures?

Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 23:50:36 -0700
From: Bette Evans
To: alllpl@LPL.Arizona.EDU
Subject: The FRIDGE!!!

ALL FRIDGE USERS--FREQUENT OR INFREQUENT!

It's been a month and the FRIDGE SMELLS TERRIBLE AGAIN!!! No one has taken responsibility for the privilege of having a refrigerator in the coffee room to keep our food eatable.

YOU ARE PUT ON NOTICE--ANYONE WISHING TO ACCESS THE STINKY FRIDGE AFTER SATURDAY APRIL 1ST MUST SIGN A FAIR USE POLICY. I HAVE MOVED THE STINKY FRIDGE INTO MY OFFICE SO I CAN PERSONALLY ENFORCE THE POLICY!!

If you want to use the STINKY FRIDGE, you MUST SUBMIT YOUR FOOD to me with a TITLE at least TWO WEEKS before you need access. IF YOUR FOOD IS IN THE STINKY FRIDGE FOR MORE THAN ONE WEEK, IT WILL GO IN THE TRASH--YES, EVEN YOUR FAVORITE TUPPERWARE CONTAINERS!!

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

The Academic Office Staff