There wasn't anything around more toxic than isopropanol IIRC (EDIT: at least this week. Last week we had to seperate a bunch of lead and mercury compounds). He's like MacGyver when it comes to fuck-ups. If I'd give him a gram of technetium, he'd find a way to put Poland on the map of major nuclear incidents. He's not a bad person, though. Just someone I'd prefer to keep a safer distance from while in the lab.
As for the date, I know. Or at least I try not to take it too personally. It's just annoying and a bit too repetitive to make the process easy.