This is actually a riot, but I defaulted to posting here because, well, "When in doubt, UFB" also, no one is wanking, but it's still a hilarious incident. There are some elements to it that aren't so nice (such as the incidents that prompted the report in the first place)
But I seriously got a hell of a laugh out of this.
Then there's Maude! Consultant's TriMet safety report references nude photos of Bea Arthur
Published: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 5:06 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 5:54 PM
by Joseph Rose, The Oregonian
In all honesty, nothing in the "phase one" report from the outside consultant conducting a top-to-bottom safety review of TriMet was all that startling.
That is, unless you consider the nude photos of Bea Arthur.
Actually, there weren't actual pictures of the late actress (rest her soul) in the buff. But for some reason, a photo of pedestrians in an urban crosswalk on page 17 of the memo is titled "Naked Pictures of Bea Arthur 0105.jpg."
The file name popped up for anyone rolling their mouse over the photo in the PDF version of the memo initially released by TriMet. Yep, and then there's Maude!
TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch said she doesn't doesn't know the story behind the lurid file name, pointing out that hired consultants K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services of Cantonment, Fla., put together the memo.
Oregon's largest transit agency has since sent along a version of the report without the reference to Bea Arthur, which we agreed to upload in the place of the one initially posted with The Oregonian story.
Hard Drive's advice to the company in charge of TriMet's "top-to-bottom" review: Don't forget a top-to-bottom of your "phase two" memo before it's released to the public.
That's a freebie. Stay classy.
An amusing form of "What is this, I don't even--"
I don't think I want to know how this happened, but I suspect it's an inside-joke that got out of hand.