“Here’s the fire extinguisher. Here’s the emergency eye wash, and here’s the safety shower. Here’s the first aid kit. Here’s the exit door to use in case of fire, but only run outside as far as the sidewalk. Don’t run into the pond because there are alligators in it.”
Why yes, I am at a lab equipment training course in Florida, how could you tell?
The class is going very well. Instructor is good, classmates are friendly, pace is just about right, and everyone in the class has fairly similar skill levels and backgrounds which means we can all agree to skip over some of the basic stuff. So far I have already learned explanations for the three very complicated things my supervisor really wanted to know about the equipment but we hadn’t been able to figure out on our own. Always good to cover the supervisor’s punch list.
Other pluses include warm weather, trees with leaves, green grass, flowers, walking along the beach in the evening, and seeing a small gecko/lizard hanging off the window screen for part of the class. I may not be the savviest business traveler (so far I have about a 50% success rate at unlocking the rental car without setting off the alarm, and I opted to buy some very simple foods at a grocery store rather than eat out for breakfast and dinner each day) but appreciating the weather, this part I can do. Especially since back home, Friday’s snow has been followed by a lot of cold rain and high winds.