So here's what happened today:
I was told to go take a look at the new animal, or possibly animals, and come up with a plan to systematically measure and prepare a new display environment for it, or possibly them. I went over to the new animal area, and there are a lot of watermelons. I think the new animals must eat them, or something. One of the watermelons is as big as my car. One of the watermelons is completely hollow, which is weird. One of them is bouncing.
So I'm standing there, looking around, and there are no animals to be seen. It slowly dawns on me that the zookeeper thinks that these loopy watermelons are animals. These are not animals. These are a colossal mistake.
But the zookeeper's gone off on vacation, and the assistant zookeeper is also on vacation (it's that time of year), and at some point one or more zookeepers are going to wonder why I haven't built the new animal enclosure, and I'm going to have to point out the gigantic one and the hollow one and the bouncy one and explain, patiently, that these are frickin' WATERMELONS!!
I have a weird job. Is my point.
Tomorrow, ADVENTURE!! :)