This thread is for those big things that happen around your office that cause everyone to stop working and look at / speculate about.
Yesterday, there was a lorry on fire on the main road outside the office. We all went outside and stared at the fire engines trying to put the fire out for a while. Many of us speculated on their tactics and some people seemed to suggest they had better ideas of how to handle it. I thought some of these things too, but then remembered that these are trained professionals and probably know what they’re doing. After a while we ran out of things to speculate about and it wasn’t looking like the fire was going out anytime soon so it got a bit silent. Then one person said “well back to work” and we all left at the same time, so arbitrary but no-one wants to be the one who says “nono, I want to watch the fire a bit more”. Then later the smoke got into our airconditioning system and there was a big discussion about whether it was toxic and whether we should be sent home. Some people got their laptops and moved to a meeting room, I said I was alright, but then got a headache so went to the toilet and played on my phone for a bit.
Anyway, this is the thread for that sort of thing.