If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Boston.com)   School cancelled because recently waxed floors are too slippery   (boston.com) divider line 49
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

3596 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Sep 2013 at 1:29 PM (44 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



49 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-09-12 12:32:47 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-12 12:44:03 PM
If it's hot enough in the schools to melt the dried wax from the floors, you might want to cancel school just because of the danger to students from the heat. But as usual, schools don't care about suffering students, they just care about lawsuits.
 
2013-09-12 12:51:24 PM
Man, kids are pussies these days.  Back in my day, if the floors got too slippery, we just slid to class on the backs of the unpopular kids.
 
2013-09-12 01:03:25 PM
Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you're slip slidin' away
 
2013-09-12 01:11:22 PM
waxed floors may lead to students sliding across them in their briefs and then the teachers will probably fark them. it's an undeniable slippery slope.
 
2013-09-12 01:34:27 PM
OK that is either some really, REALLY shiatty wax or that school is stupid hot inside.  I'm talking nearly triple digit hot.
 
2013-09-12 01:35:57 PM
I always found newly waxed floors especially grippy with shoes. Are these kids running around school hallways in their socks?
 
2013-09-12 01:41:25 PM

Flappyhead: OK that is either some really, REALLY shiatty wax or that school is stupid hot inside.  I'm talking nearly triple digit hot.


The latter. We here in the NE had a crazy heat wave for a couple of days. Most schools here don't air condition except for computer rooms because it's not needed. This heat was rare.
 
2013-09-12 01:42:03 PM
Geese, I knew massholes were whiney douches but this ices the cake.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-12 01:45:18 PM
Geese, I knew massholes were whiney douches but this ices the cake.

You mean it's a floor wax and a dessert topping?
 
2013-09-12 01:47:06 PM
Not surprising.  In my area this summer the kiddies got out of school because it was too hot.  Gimmie a break.
 
2013-09-12 01:47:55 PM

ZAZ: Geese, I knew massholes were whiney douches but this ices the cake.

You mean it's a floor wax and a dessert topping?


And a sexual lubricant!

But wait! There's More!
 
2013-09-12 01:51:29 PM
Liability sucks.........
 
2013-09-12 01:54:19 PM

Tricky Chicken: ZAZ: Geese, I knew massholes were whiney douches but this ices the cake.

You mean it's a floor wax and a dessert topping?

And a sexual lubricant!

But wait! There's More!


It's a whiney douche!
 
2013-09-12 01:57:35 PM
It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell
 
2013-09-12 02:00:02 PM

ohsoferrety: It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell


No. It felt like 92. When it's 98 I'm sure you'll say it feels like some other inflated number to make it sound hotter.
 
2013-09-12 02:01:28 PM
I was on the summer cleaning crew for a couple of years at our local schools.  If the temps or humidity get too high the new wax just won't cure right.  One year we had to re-do a room after the desks sank into the floor following a very hot day.  That was a major pain in the ass.
 
2013-09-12 02:08:44 PM

Russ1642: ohsoferrety: It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell

No. It felt like 92. When it's 98 I'm sure you'll say it feels like some other inflated number to make it sound hotter.


It was so freakin' humid that the air felt solid. Dry 92 is nothing at all like humid 92.

Was actually 95 here.
 
2013-09-12 02:11:17 PM
I like slippery wax...

strippedwaxing.com
 
2013-09-12 02:12:55 PM

Russ1642: ohsoferrety: It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell

No. It felt like 92. When it's 98 I'm sure you'll say it feels like some other inflated number to make it sound hotter.


It's called a heat index. There's an opposite effect associated with wind chill in the winter. Maybe look these things up before you spout off?
 
2013-09-12 02:17:01 PM

Anderson's Pooper: I was on the summer cleaning crew for a couple of years at our local schools.  If the temps or humidity get too high the new wax just won't cure right.  One year we had to re-do a room after the desks sank into the floor following a very hot day.  That was a major pain in the ass.


I wish there was a pic of this.  "Sank?"  I need a better description because now I'm just imagining entire desks melting into the floor.
 
2013-09-12 02:32:46 PM

Russ1642: ohsoferrety: It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell

No. It felt like 92. When it's 98 I'm sure you'll say it feels like some other inflated number to make it sound hotter.


Said the guy from Alberta, Canada.
 
2013-09-12 02:37:05 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-12 02:49:53 PM

Walker: If it's hot enough in the schools to melt the dried wax from the floors, you might want to cancel school just because of the danger to students from the heat. But as usual, schools don't care about suffering students, they just care about lawsuits.


We've already cancelled school two days this year because of heat. (Some of our buildings aren't air conditioned, because Minnesota.)
 
GBB
2013-09-12 03:00:59 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-12 03:04:47 PM

calbert: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x283]


Came for this, left happy.
 
2013-09-12 03:05:03 PM

TheSelphie


Anderson's Pooper: I was on the summer cleaning crew for a couple of years at our local schools. If the temps or humidity get too high the new wax just won't cure right. One year we had to re-do a room after the desks sank into the floor following a very hot day. That was a major pain in the ass.

I wish there was a pic of this. "Sank?" I need a better description because now I'm just imagining entire desks melting into the floor.


Well, hello-o-o-o Dali.
 
2013-09-12 03:10:57 PM
I got distracted, but I was going to say: since I just drove half an hour each way to my HTML lab only to have it canceled due to weather (lightning knocked out the power), I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/yayyyy
 
2013-09-12 03:27:56 PM

Flappyhead: OK that is either some really, REALLY shiatty wax or that school is stupid hot inside.  I'm talking nearly triple digit hot.


Nearly triple digit is hot?  It's not hot until your feet are burned by the hot pavement through the thick soles of work boots.
 
2013-09-12 03:38:35 PM

ohsoferrety: It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell


The school I used to work for made up their 5 snowdays during the school year specifically to avoid extending the school year into the summer heat (and lack of adequate AC). As far as I'm aware, they were in session yesterday.
 
2013-09-12 03:51:12 PM
My wife has the same problem but you don't hear me complaining.
 
2013-09-12 03:53:06 PM
This along with slutty teachers that bang students just didn't happen back in my school days.  The only real excitement was when the janitor would dump sawdust on puddles of puke.
 
2013-09-12 04:15:39 PM

RoyHobbs22: This along with slutty teachers that bang students just didn't happen back in my school days.  The only real excitement was when the janitor would dump sawdust on puddles of puke.


A few times over the years I've gone back to my high school yearbook to see if there were any hot teachers that I missed.  Answer is nope.  Not even one rated an Al Bundy "sorta want".
 
2013-09-12 04:24:42 PM
Wish I could find a good Night Court picture as a reference. :(
 
2013-09-12 05:07:43 PM

Walker: If it's hot enough in the schools to melt the dried wax from the floors, you might want to cancel school just because of the danger to students from the heat. But as usual, schools don't care about suffering students, they just care about lawsuits.


I remember in high school they didnt allow water bottles then towards the end of one year we had a string of 90+ days and most of the school wasnt air conditioned, they reversed the water bottle ban when the girls started dropping like flies.
 
2013-09-12 05:22:04 PM

RoyHobbs22: This along with slutty teachers that bang students just didn't happen back in my school days.  The only real excitement was when the janitor would dump sawdust on puddles of puke.


That was the farking worst.  ESPECIALLY on hot days.
 
2013-09-12 05:23:16 PM
yeah, that is stupid.
 
2013-09-12 05:31:00 PM
No mention of smoking hot teacher arrested for banging the gong. I admire Subby's restraint. Usually there's a false lead in the lede resulting in the Many Clicks Syndrome ...
 
2013-09-12 05:50:21 PM
I was at a Chinese buffet a few months ago where they had varnished the floor for some reason the evening before.  The floor was covered in a sticky amber goo that wasn't quite dry yet, making your shoes stick.  A rather heavy lady in flip-flops was attempting to maneuver amongst the various buffet counters.  It was like watching a drawn out live-action version of the Monty Python silly walks sketch.
 
2013-09-12 06:05:50 PM

Genju: Wish I could find a good Night Court picture as a reference. :(



I know the one you're looking for, Dan walking into the courtroom and does a back flip on Art's waxed floor , shot pause mid flip.
 
2013-09-12 06:19:57 PM

Walker: If it's hot enough in the schools to melt the dried wax from the floors, you might want to cancel school just because of the danger to students from the heat. But as usual, schools don't care about suffering students, they just care about lawsuits.


Just in case you recently woke up from a 30yr coma
Schools are no longer run by Educators
They are run by lawyers, insurrance co's, and AW elected officials
 
2013-09-12 06:58:50 PM
Same thing happened at my son's elementary school yesterday. It was 95+ and grossly humid; apparently the walls started sweating and the floors got slick. It also aggravated a mold problem that caused the gym floor to swell and buckle.
 
2013-09-12 07:19:17 PM

TheSelphie: Anderson's Pooper: I was on the summer cleaning crew for a couple of years at our local schools.  If the temps or humidity get too high the new wax just won't cure right.  One year we had to re-do a room after the desks sank into the floor following a very hot day.  That was a major pain in the ass.

I wish there was a pic of this.  "Sank?"  I need a better description because now I'm just imagining entire desks melting into the floor.


After re-waxing for the summer, we would leave the rooms empty to let the floor cure for a week or so.  After putting the desks and chairs back in we had a heat wave which re-softened the new wax and every bit of furniture sank through to the bare tiles.  The wax then re-hardened over the feet of the desks and chairs.  When we discovered it there was much profanity.
 
2013-09-12 07:48:20 PM

theFword: Genju: Wish I could find a good Night Court picture as a reference. :(


I know the one you're looking for, Dan walking into the courtroom and does a back flip on Art's waxed floor , shot pause mid flip.


Yeah. Art had some problem and takes it out on the floor of the courtroom with a wax buffer. The final scene everyone is trying to keep on their feet sliding around and Dan walks in all cheerful and unknowing. I laughed so hard as a kid seeing that. Pausing in mid air to roll the credits was genius.
 
2013-09-12 08:06:55 PM

ladyfortuna: Russ1642: ohsoferrety: It was 92F yesterday, and felt like 98F. Schools here don't have air conditioning and are super-insulated to trap heat. 

/doesn't even wanna think about the smell

No. It felt like 92. When it's 98 I'm sure you'll say it feels like some other inflated number to make it sound hotter.

It's called a heat index. There's an opposite effect associated with wind chill in the winter. Maybe look these things up before you spout off?


That. *snaps in Z formation*
 
2013-09-12 11:51:28 PM
I used to wax commercial floors in the 90's. The secret (that evidently these people don't know is to wax at night and then buff/burnish the floors 24hrs later. It prevents the melting, even in 90% humidity and actual triple-digit temps. We did the floors in a coal-fired power-plant this way. It looked beautiful until they opened the rail car sized doors (to get a breeze in the building) and the coal dust blew in..
 
2013-09-12 11:53:01 PM
Doh, bad spelling as a result of poor typing.
 
2013-09-13 03:16:00 AM
Floor wax isn't really even slippery; television has lied to you. It's the stuff that removes it that is slippery, the wax itself is kind of tacky.

Valkryie01: I used to wax commercial floors in the 90's. The secret (that evidently these people don't know is to wax at night and then buff/burnish the floors 24hrs later. It prevents the melting, even in 90% humidity and actual triple-digit temps. We did the floors in a coal-fired power-plant this way. It looked beautiful until they opened the rail car sized doors (to get a breeze in the building) and the coal dust blew in..


A lot of schools use a different type of wax now that doesn't require sealing. The advantage is it's a LOT easier to remove, plus it's thinner so wax doesn't pool in spots, you just apply six layers instead of two. Then you only have to completely strip the floor every three years instead of every year. Plus it stays cleaner - every six months you buff off a couple of layers, then every year apply a few more. The important thing is air conditioning, because IIRC the new wax had a lower melting point.
 
2013-09-13 07:17:20 AM

Anderson's Pooper: TheSelphie: Anderson's Pooper: I was on the summer cleaning crew for a couple of years at our local schools.  If the temps or humidity get too high the new wax just won't cure right.  One year we had to re-do a room after the desks sank into the floor following a very hot day.  That was a major pain in the ass.

I wish there was a pic of this.  "Sank?"  I need a better description because now I'm just imagining entire desks melting into the floor.

After re-waxing for the summer, we would leave the rooms empty to let the floor cure for a week or so.  After putting the desks and chairs back in we had a heat wave which re-softened the new wax and every bit of furniture sank through to the bare tiles.  The wax then re-hardened over the feet of the desks and chairs.  When we discovered it there was much profanity.


God help you.
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report