Directors from Cern, the Swiss laboratory responsible for operating the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were left seething yesterday when it was revealed that someone from accounts had let the warranty run out just two days before the particle accelerator broke down again.
A spokesperson from the underfire department admitted to Science Magazine 'We were just trying to make a few operational savings for the magnet catalogue but it looks like we could have got this one slightly wrong.
Admittedly, I'm no scientist but I thought it would probably be cheaper to buy a new one rather than have the old one repaired again. So we took a punt and let the warranty run out.
Well, it has been playing up quite a bit recently - the EDSP portal doesn't like these cold mornings one bit.
Only last week we had this bloke round to take a look at the Common Arc Cryostats - he just rolled his eyes, rubbed his chin and said he'd be in touch. That's the last we heard from him.
The bloke from Dynorod didn't even turn up.
To be honest, we had already been taking something of a risk by parking it out on the road at night, though the street is fairly well lit and we do bring the beam parameters in.
Even then, some lads acting the fool broke off the lattice optics the other day and we had to pay the first £50.00 to have them put right.
But then it's not our fault we have to leave it out, somebody's got a bread maker stored in Section 16 so we're really pushed for space at the moment.
The directors have only covered it Third Party Fire & Theft so we assumed it wasn't that important but they say it's coming out of our wages all the same.
Looks like the Alps are crumbling and Lake Geneva has reached boiling point but on the bright side at least I got my duvet dry before it exploded.
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