The water cooler no longer provides cold water because the lever for the cold water nozzle has snapped off. The lever was left on top of the dispenser. I don’t know why someone just left it there, perhaps they felt it wasn’t a critical problem.
I tried to create a rudimentary lever by inserting a ballpoint pen into the hole left by the broken lever and wiggling it round a bit. A small amount of water ejected, and when the pen was removed, water began to gush out. I put the pen back in, and the water stopped.
I left a detailed note on the top of the dispenser illuminating the importance of the inserted pen. I signed the note with my name in case further information was required.
In the meantime, I have resorted to using water from the faucet. The water from the faucet smells like a municipal swimming pool where they are having difficulty finding employees to clean it. Given the advice given to me by a fellow member of staff that drinking water from the faucet will eventually give you kidney failure due to a lack of city water regulations, I have decided to temporarily reduce my consumption to four glasses a day.
I have also submitted Form #B-5672-35 – ‘Water Cooler Mechanical Failure – Lever Replacement’. I appreciate how specific the forms are at Shankles & Associates. They have 137 different forms available for cafeteria issues alone, including Form #C-2751-27 for saccharine sweetener sachet replacement.
I hope the cooler is fixed soon, as I feel my kidneys are important. I do have two of them however, so that’s nice.