They've been slowly replacing the floor. And by slowly I mean they'll rip up random tile off the floor down a hall and slowly replace a handful over the rest of the day (this was taken at about 3 yesterday so they only got a small patch finished).
Last week there was one point when I couldn't leave the lab as they were all huddled around the floor right outside the door putting sticky glue down. (Sounds like an evil plan by certain PI's that really wish they could chain their grad students to the bench).
I say we should have a "Floor Missing" day declared so we can all go home and be thankful we have a floor there. Maybe get a pinata of a mop and broom or something. Hug your vacuum.
Is anyone trying to steal your floor where you work? I am getting better at playing Black Hopscotch at least, dodging and weaving over the missing tiles.
The better question though, who is going to join me in a letter writing campaign to suggest Friday the 13th take a break for the year? Maybe visit friends and family (I hear the Ides of March is missing him) and just give us a break from all those stupid articles that get put up about how suspicions work and the history behind it all. Only together can we make a difference.