[i]The main office for Section 44 is open plan. The Sec 44 building used to be the premises of a newspaper, before the police department bought it up. Each officer has their own desk, at least, although the phone switchboard hasn't worked properly since 2002. Sometimes Huang gets calls trying to order dim sum. The air conditioning is old- despite the oppressive heat no-one wants to turn it on because it has a distressing tendency to emit pigeon feathers.
There's a cork board on one wall where the officers pin up cuttings from the local papers about any unexplained phenomena. Most of them never amount to anything, but more than once such a clipping has provided a vital clue to cracking the case.
It's a slow day in the office. Nic is on leave and Ming is down in the garage tinkering as usual.
Soo-lin Ma, Debbie Moore, Ken Huang and Anthony Walker are all killing time in the office, as the shouts of street vendors drift in through windows open to combat the heat.[/i]
So- officers of Section 44- what do you have on your desk and what are you doing to kill time on this slow day?