"Soon only a few more days, and my preperations will be complete. Then I will prove that my theories are correct. Then all those who dared to mock me will learn the true meaning of terror!"
Throwing back his head he laughed as lighting flashed.
"Master Master it's terrible." Shouted his twisted assistant as he entered the lab.
"What is it? A torch bearing mob?" He asked.
"Worse the mad scientist union safety department."
"The what now?" He asked.
A few minute later he sat as his lab was examined by two men and a woman all in nice suits with glasses and clipboards. An hour later the man who seemed to be in charge came over. He made some notations on his clipboard, and addressed the scientist.
"I'm afraid you are in several violations of the safety code. Let's start with the walkway over the pit."
"But it's perfectly safe. The railing completely covers it."
"Exactly how if anyone supposed to fall in with a railing there?" The man said.
"Why would I want anyone to fall in? I'm here the most, it would probably be me."
"And?" The man said.
The twisted assistant shook his head, and the scientist fell silent. The man wrote on the clipboard.
"There are a lot of surge protectors on the equipment," The man said.
"Yes when I do the experiment. I'll be using an amount of power that could cause several overloads."
"And you think that's a bad thing." The man made another note on his clipboard. "Further all your chemicals are clearly marked, and the dangerous ones are locked up."
"Uhm yes that way I know what I'm doing, and their is no risk of a dangerous accident."
"So your unaware of the advances in mad science brought about by dangerous accidents, or just mixing random chemicals together." The man wrote on the clipboard. " And we didn't find the destruct switch. Where is it?" The man asked.
"Well it doesn't have to be a switch. Lever, dial, or button is acceptable. You know the unmarked unguarded control that when turned causes the lab to blow up within a few minutes."
"wait. You thought there was a destruct switch, and you were just ramdomly pressing the controls..."
The scientist noticed the assistant shaking his head no vigorously, and fell silent.
"So no destruct switch." The man made a note on his clipboard and closed it. "We're going to have to rate this lab as 4n and say experiments here are authorized."
"Oh good. For a moment I thought I was in trouble." The scientist said.
"You are this lab is closed." The man said.
"But you said it was authorized."
"We are mad scientists. We don't do authorized experiments. Until you pay the million dollar fine and bring this lab down to code you are closed."
"A million? Where am I supposed to get that?"
"Well you can always take it up with the complaint department. They get so bored of mutilating random strangers. Good day."