The latest kerfluffle here is over access cards. All our apartments require electronic cards to get in the foyer if the glass doors are locked. At night they often are. I never know if I’ll easily get back in after say 7:30pm. If the door is closed, there’s a telecom system and if you push “0000″ the apathetic guard should let you in.
Great security system, huh?
I’ve only been locked out once. Pushing “0000″ at 8pm got me nowhere. Eventually, someone came out so I got in.
Last night Chris was locked out and he called our Foreign Affairs Liaison at 11:30pm. This annoyed the liaison, who really doesn’t enjoy his job and makes that clear. Not that it matters, but Chris was working at school till 11:30pm . . .
(I work at home at night because I don’t want to get locked out.)
So it’s come up that we’d all like these electronic cards that open the downstairs doors. Well, the school doesn’t want to get them. It’s work to fill out the forms and costs about $10 per card.
A slew of emails resulted when we learned the school wasn’t going to pay for the cards. They suggest we come home early. Mind you, I got locked out once at 8pm. Who’d call that late?
There’s this suspicion here that’s just ridiculous. It’s as if the teachers all plotted to get jobs in China to steal bedsheets and keycards. Hours are spent on this trivia.
Today I was also supposed to have my apartment inspected and inventory done. It’s possible that someone might steal something, but if you saw the crappy pots that can’t withstand medium high heat and the rusty tea kettles, you’d realize that the average teacher can be trusted.