I have always wondered if my boss really cared about the well-being of her employees, but before last week’s conversation I didn’t know burning alive was of little concern.
Me: “I was wondering if we could have a fire-extinguisher in the teacher’s office?” [Which is located on the windowless, illegal second floor]
Laoban: “Why…. are you scared?”
Me: “Well the only fire extinguisher is on the first floor hidden behind the plants, in the event of a fire it might be….”
Laoban: “Why would there be a fire?”
Me: “Well of course, there likely won’t be a fire, this is just in case. I mean after all, the extra teacher’s desk has been converted (by you) to a makeshift kitchen with a portable propane-powered stove top… I’ve gone upstairs after a class and discovered it being used and unattended.”
Laoban: “Maybe, I’ll think about it.”
She is still thinking about it…. a week has gone by and still no fire extinguisher… the makeshift kitchen still exists but the stack of books that were within inches of the stove have been moved (not by her of course).