The Mischief Behind the Scenes, Part I: Leaving a Trail of Mysteries

The students where the human works only see the finished, prepped labs.  Even the faculty and teaching assistants scarcely know what happens behind the scenes in the prep rooms.  This is sad, because it’s where I do some of my best work.

Here we are in Room 313.  There’s a little bit of everything in here.  See this bit of wood?

rung1

It’s a rung.  From a lab stool.  They’re always working loose and falling out.  I have helpfully brought this one here.

rung2

Which means now someone will have to check all four rungs of every one of the 24 stools in each of ten lab rooms.

The humans, lacking even the most rudimentary magic, rely on batteries in all sorts of their gadgets.  Batteries in.  Batteries out.  The problem is, dead ones look just like the good ones.  I’ll just leave these here and let someone else sort them out.

batteries

See the bottles in the background?  Ostensibly, those are full of the fake urine that the Prep Staff makes up for use in the Digestion and Osmoregularity lab, in which the students will interpret various urinalysis parameters.  It’s very simple to make–mix up some protein, some electrolytes, some dashes of this and dabs of that.  Today I’ve peed in one of the bottles, but I’m not saying which.

The students will be turning in some very interesting lab reports next semester.

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