Broken Elevator Deemed A Non-Priority, Employee Breaks Out Biohazard Stink-Chariot, Becomes A Priority
"Out of sight, out of mind" is a concept that can come back to bite people who make a habit out of not seeing how the sausage is made at their own job. And sometimes those powers that be who lack object permanence need a reminder that certain things actually exist.
For some weird reason, when people at the higher levels of an institution are faced with the death-scented byproducts of their own organization, they will drop everything and scramble to not have to face it again. This dude, whose job it was to dispose of hazmat in a research setting, found that the elevator in his building wasn't going to be fixed, forcing him to change his route. After a terrifically short amount of time exposing faculty to the kind of smells that could strip airplane paint, the elevator was magically operational once more.
It's unclear if these two events could possibly be connected, but one thing's for sure is that the whole episode got results. And if it sounds awful, that's not even taking into account how it smelled.