Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:53 AM
At the time I was an SQF and 3rd party auditor and one place stands out amoungst them all.
I was in Bakersfield, California doing a standard one day 3rd party audit on a large orange packhouse operation.
As I came around a corner on a packing line for 5 pound mesh bags of oranges with about 10 managers in tow I kept hearing this funny clicking noise and then realized it was coming from one of the packers that was working the line.
His job was to put a small plastic lock on each bag... by grabbing a plastic piece with his fingers off an automatic dispenser...
But I noticed he was not using the dispenser... and I could not figure out how he was putting the locks on the bags...
Until I climbed a flight of stairs over the packing line and watched him from an observation area.
What I observed was anazing... so much so that I started laughing to the point of doubling over!
The worker looked like a chipmunk.
His mouth was filled with those plastic locks to the point of his cheeks bulging on each side of his face and he had polished wooden disks inserted in his lips, upper and lower - frankly he looked like a duck with a rounded bill.
He had figured out a way to stuff his mouth with these plastic square locks ans flip each one out of his mouth and between the wooden disks (hense the clicking noise) and then pop them out between two fingers and onto each bag...
At absolutely asounding speed.
There I am as a serious auditor laughing mt head off and all the managers just stood there horrified.
Serious infaction, sure - but funny as all heck.
It got around at the auditing company and we nicknamed the employee DuckMan!
You had to be there to fully comprehend the picture!
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