…by Dr. Li for leaving my ladder lying around. I would understand this more if they would give me a place to store it, but everyone still treats my use of it like it’s some sort of quaint affectation they can’t really understand.
It wasn’t like it was sitting in a hallway where somebody could have tripped over it or something. I actually just left it in the last hole I had to climb down into. Apparently that is somehow a safety violation? As Dr. Li put it, I left it where anyone could just stumble over it. Well, they could have stumbled over the hole in the floor without the ladder there, and then they would have been completely out of luck. No way to get back up at all. I don’t understand the thinking in this place at all.
(Come to think of it, he might have actually said “anything“. But he was kind of ranting, so an odd word choice or slip of the tongue is maybe not the strangest thing about it.”
I took my grievance to Dr. Cranor, and to my surprise, she actually agreed with me. I mean, she didn’t make Dr. Li apologize or retract the reprimand, but she at least saw the point that the hole itself was the actual hazard and said she would have it sealed over as soon as she was sure I’d retrieved everything of possible value from the vaults beneath it.
In the meantime, I’ve moved my ladder and the other tools and useful odds and ends I’ve found into the closet where I found those ammo clips. If everyone else is just going to take what they need from the parts of the facility that no one else is using, I might as well do the same, right?