Cube Safety at NASA: A Real Story About the Dangers of Watering a Plant

written by David Mixson

One late afternoon, I took a plant to the kitchenette sink on my floor and started watering it. 

A minute or so later, I looked to my left and saw the assistant building manager on my floor, standing with his arms crossed, glaring at me.

I looked over at him with an expression of What are you doing?

“I’m watching you to make sure you’re safe,” he responded.

I wasn’t in the mood for mediocracy and cube safety.

“Are you sh*ting me!?” 

He wasn’t.

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About the Author

David Mixson writes about Old Space and New Space. He worked as an engineer at NASA for more than thirty years and is the author of three books.

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