Leaning on the rail near the PA FOCH side elevator in Lisbon, I had a good view of the back cut of the building.
Everyone knows this good prank of the aubette when arrives a new kid, preferably called, in the interior service, calls on the circuit loudspeaker edge.
They are given stupid messages in the middle of regulatory announcements, such as: “the Master Cube is asked squared” or “the master quarter Pig is asked to butcher” or, more subtly, “the Linear master is asked to emergency at the CO, or, at the bridge “that makes everyone laugh and generally tolerated by the offs sup.
So I look outside on the dock and there comes an official car that is not far away from a garbage truck.
General service comrades were waiting at the cut with various bulky objects.
At that moment the whistle of the gabier sounded, I saw the Pacha descend and, on general broadcast I hear in the same sentence, without interruption of the author and, I think, without a second thought:
DRAINING THE BINS BY THE REAR CUTTER THE COMMANDANT LEFT THE EDGE !!!”
The Pacha, half way to the cut, turns around and rushes into the PA. He even forgot to greet the flag!
It seems that in the main corridor we had never heard the “old man” screaming so loudly …