It’s 6pm on a Friday and I’m in the lab building with my research assistants, getting ready to run a study. I tell them, “And now, we’re going to very gently and respectfully ransack Dr. Q’s lab. He said we could borrow some equipment until ours gets here, but he said he didn’t know what room it was in.”
So we traipse off down a maze of twisty little passages, all alike, until we come to his lab area. We turn on the lights as we go, so that we are less likely to be eaten by a grue.
I say, “Let’s start with this room, which is unlocked, and appears to be for storage. Hmm. This box is labeled ‘Hawaiian decorations’. And… it appears to be labeled accurately.”
As it turned out, the equipment we needed was in another
castle room. But now I really want to know why there is a carefully packed and stored box of Hawaiian decorations in our lab building. Readers, what strange creatures have you encountered where you work?