From the Department of Not My Job to Think:
We are in the process of getting fancy new alarm systems put into the labs around our place, only a wee bit over a year after we had a major break-in. These things take time!. Anyway, last Friday apparently someone ordered a handyperson to install movement sensors in the labs. The labs were quiet, no one in them. They looked around and found the perfect spot for them:
Right smack dab in the middle of the piece of wall we use to project the beamer picture. Duh.
Of course it's free. We need it to be free (and it would be nice if it got a paint job someday, as colleagues with ink-stained fingers touch the wall to point something out instead of using a laser pointer). We actually TEACH in these rooms.
We managed to get the people back up to remove the damn things, but now we have holes in the wall and are forbidden from filling them ourselves on account of union rules or something... and they couldn't find anyplace else to install the movement sensors.
Will the holes get filled by Christmas? I'm not holding my breath.