Funny stories from the console: Watch what you put in your lunch sack!

Written by Bob McCormick on 12/10/2006 06:30:00 PM

A couple of years back, I was slated to support Space Station operations (much like I am now).

Before I head to work on those kinds of days, I pack my lunch, much like a lot of people do. Of course, this was late evening/early morning shift work. I normally pack a few Diet Cokes (they help quench my thirst and give me a little caffeine boost), so I went to the frig & packed a few in my lunch sack. I was running a little late, so I did things quickly.

I managed to get to the console on time, & got to work.

As things normally go, I got a little thirsty about an hour or two into the shift. So I pull out the first can, and start to open it. That's when I noticed something was wrong with the logo on the can. Very, very wrong.

The can was not a Diet Coke Can.

The can was a Coors Light Beer can!

Apparently, in my haste, I had pulled two Coors Light Beer cans that had been sitting right next to the Diet Coke cans, and I hadn't noticed. Instantly, my flight controller training kicked in.

Don't. open. The. Beer. Can.

Put. The. Beer. Can. Down.

And most importantly,

Hope. That. Nobody. Saw. That. On. NASA. TV!

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ Funny stories from the console: Watch what you put in your lunch sack! ”

  2. By mark_smith on 7:06 AM

    Great story :) i would say its easily done lol.


  3. By Anonymous on 10:21 AM

    Yes I agree with you!
    Todd DiRoberto