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Wonder if I will have to send it for calibration?

I worked in a firm that became ISO-9000. A worthy cause, but some bureaucrats become a little too aggressive.

I had a caesium primary time reference in my electronics lab, adorned with a good half dozen ISO-compliant inventory tracking stickers, but no Cal Lab sticker.

Cal lab: "You have a piece of equipment we need to cal! And you refuse to send it to us! Waahhh!"

Me: "It's ... A primary standard. You, uh, should know already that by definition we Cal other crap off it IT! Given that you don't grasp that, I'm ... concerned."

Cal lab: "Bad boy! It has stickers on it. That means it can be cal'ed! You're just being a poopyhead!"

Me: "!..!"

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