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    RULES FOR LIQUID CONTAINERS IN YOUR WORK AREA

    By Tom Denney
    Feb 20, '06 1:03 PM EST

    1. CONTAINER MUST HAVE TIGHT CAP TO CONTAIN LIQUID WHEN IT IS NOT BEING CONSUMED.

    2. CAP MUST BE PLACED IN AN AIR-TIGHT POSITION AS SOON AS CONSUMPTION HAS CEASED.
    a. "air-tight" is defined as not allowing more then two drops to escape the container, when said container is placed in an inverted position.

    3. NO COFFEE MUG OR TRAVEL COFFEE MUG HAS AN AIR-TIGHT LID, IF YOU KNOW OF ONE EMAIL ME.

    4. IF A CONTAINER DOES NOT HAVE AN AIR-TIGHT LID IT MUST BE PLACED ON THE FLOOR, OR OUT OF DIRECT ARMS REACH OF YOUR WORK AREA IF IT IS AT AN ELEVATION EQUAL TO OR LESS THEN THE HEIGHT OF YOUR WORK AREA BUT NOT ON THE FLOOR.

    5.IF A CONTAINER DOES NOT HAVE AN AIR-TIGHT LID IT SHALL NOT BE PLACED AT AN ELEVATION ABOVE THE WORK AREA.
    a. no exceptions to rule 5.

    6. IN CASE YOUR WORK AREA IS COMPROMISED BY AN UNLAWFUL VISITOR, IMMEDIATLY ASK THEM TO LEAVE.
    a. for this situation a contigent of paper towels that can cumulativly hold 1 quart of water shall always be in reach at your work area.



     
    • 9 Comments

    • Arnaud M.

      Starbucks sells coffee mugs that are absolutely air-tight. I experienced it once from home to school on my bike. Not a drop of coffee dripped out the mug. And you even have a kind of hook to hook it up to your backpack. It is a little expensive, though (around 40$ canadian).t

      Feb 20, 06 4:14 pm
      switters

      iit is very dry.

      Feb 20, 06 6:29 pm

      you can always use a sip cup. my youngest drops hers all the time with nary a mess.

      Feb 20, 06 7:18 pm
      Archinecture

      Is this serious?

      Feb 20, 06 8:16 pm
      chad_c

      the sippy cup is brilliant. as soon as I find an insulated one in adult proportions, I'm reinvesting in workplace drinking technology.

      do you have any pics of the spill? what was the damage?

      Feb 21, 06 12:03 am
      Tom Denney

      no pics of the spill as I was a little more concerned about saving work, i.e. models, sketches, LAPTOP. The liquid was black coffee from the day before, that had not been consumed and was in a coffee travel mug with no lid secured to the top. I'm very thankful I was drinking black coffee the night before, could imagine how much worse it could have been if it had been day old coffee with cream? damage was contained to a small area of my table as a fellow student was quick enough to run and get towels for me. Because the guy who sits next to me never works in studio and I do, some of my stuff has crept onto his board. After reaching WAY OVER THERE I was retracting my arm, the arc of retun travel happened to intersect the place of rest location of said coffee mug.

      Feb 21, 06 7:32 am
      job job

      i have gone through a few keyboards and your rules of containers has made me rethink the coke can...

      Feb 21, 06 8:15 am
      Cheyne Owens

      did you give those rules to first year? are they still messing around with liquid containers?

      Feb 21, 06 11:49 am

      don't drink in the studio - its a lesson rarely learned, but usually thought of after such an incident. Glad the damage was minimal

      Feb 21, 06 11:15 pm

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