Hey Everybody, I'm a long time reader, but a first time caller. Anyway, the funniest thing happened the other day. I work in a center in a small town, and so the local sort operation is simply unloading package cars strait into a feeder, with only one destination. Well I was on load duty that day, and I got the trailer maybe half way filled up, when the feeder driver comes in and says something is leaking out of it. So, naturally, we ask the supervisor what to do. Now, as I recall, my training was to "don't touch, leave the area, and notify the supervisor". So we do this. Well one guy, a chemistry major no less, says that the first rule of identifying substance is to taste it. We all know he's joking of course, and we go out into the yard to watch the stuff leak out of the feeder. Well everyone decides to start smelling it, and touching it to find out what it is, because apparently if it were just water we wouldn't have to worry about it. We could already tell it wasn't water because it didn't smell like water, but one guy decides to taste it just to make sure. I don't know what he was thinking, but he takes a taste of it (it sort of smells like orange cleaning solution). We all start getting on him for consuming it, and he said he didn't swallow, he just tasted it, and spit it out. Well our supervisor talks to the F/T supe, and she says that since we can't identify the substance, we got to get the leaker out of there. So we start tearing all the walls down, 'til we get to the back of the feeder, and we find the leaker. It was on maybe the second wall that was stacked, and it was some kind of saline solution, so the guy that ate it was going to be alright. Well we get it out of there. They got the air driver to help us, because we were seriously behind schedule at that point, and the feeder driver helps us out too, and we re-stack the boxes in the trailer, and about the time that I'm coming out of the feeder, I notice some boxes of pizza. Turns out that the F/T supervisor decided that since we killed our progress by loading a leaker, we deserved a reward. I didn't complain. We all agreed, that if we wanted pizza in the future, we would need to load more leakers. Peace out.