Post Office: Trouble! Sensor!

random2random1Melissa and I dropped by the Post Office for a few minutes this evening so she could send a package from the automated doo-hicky. As usual, I walked around aimlessly out of sheer boredom. Post Offices aren’t very interesting at the best of times. After hours, well, they’re super boring.

I discovered two interesting things on the wall of the local Post Office. First, what appeared to be a fire alarm panel helpfully declaring that there was ‘trouble’. As far as I could tell, the building was not on fire so I didn’t worry too much about it. Second, a wall wart of some sort with a helpful sign identifying it as a ‘sensor’, featuring a button labeled ‘override’ and a rubber band.

Your tax money at work, I’m sure.

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