The UNMC gnomes have gone on strike.
The gnomes -- who first came to campus attention in a 2008 video that was part of the "I Love UNMC" campaign -- say the demands placed on them for power, water and other services have become excessive and unsustainable.
"We have powered the campus green efforts for years and we're happy to do so but we can no longer do it all," a spokesgnome said. "The rest of the campus simply must step up and do its part."
"It wouldn't hurt if a few of you employees would replace some of your own water jugs, too," the spokesgnome said. "I mean, we smash all the ice to fill them, and then you want us to load the jugs into the coolers, too?
"It's gotten ridiculous."
The gnomes will not negotiate with UNMC departments until all personnel in those departments have signed the UNMC LiveGreen pledge.
"Employees must take the pledge to show they are willing to help keep resource demands at a reasonable level," the spokesgnome said.
This is hilarious! Great to see the return of the Gnomes!