– Sir, I can see your feet below the door. I know you’re inside.
– I’m busy right now. What do you want?
– Sir, I’m the safety officer. The fire drill exercise has just started, sir. We are acting like it is a real fire and all staff has to evacuate the building.
– Good, good.
– And my role as a safety officer is to check everywhere and make sure nobody is left behind… That’s why I have to check the toilets sir.
– But… right now I’m busy.
– I understand sir but I have to ask you to stop whatever you’re doing and follow me so we can leave the building as per the procedure.
– I can’t really follow you right now. I’m in the middle of something, if you know what I mean. But I appreciate your concern.
– Please be sure that as soon as I’m done I’ll leave the building…
– That won’t be enough sir. As a safety officer, I cannot leave anybody behind. I have to act like in a real life situation.
– So please be sure that if it was a real fire, I would stop right now and evacuate the building.
– I swear.
– Sir I’m not sure I can accept that and let it go. I… I… really don’t feel comfortable doing that. I feel like I’m breaking the law.
– No no no don’t worry. It’s not you, it’s me. Now leave me alone so I can finish my business.
– Sir I have an idea.
– As long as it does not involve me leaving my seat right now…
– I’ll have to ask you to sign a document saying that I have done my job properly and that in case of real fire, you know what to do.
– Sure sure. I’ll sign your paper later on. No problem.
– No sir, I’m writing the document right now… hold on…
– Hey? What are you doing?
– Hold on sir.
– What the f… ?
– I’m done sir. I’m going to pass you the document under the door, as well as a pen. Could you please sign the paper stating that I have taught you everything you need to know and that in case of a real fire you know what to do?
– Come on! Leave me alone!
– Sir… please… so I can evacuate the building with the rest of the staff…