Re: It's easy to take the piss...
Doing a little work on prod one day when someone asked me to restart the UAT DB, I log into the UAT DB, get distracted for a moment, go back and restart the DB.
After about 30 seconds the support guy turns around and goes "Any reason all the (workflow) engines have gone red"
"Oh dear" in my mind, *looks at the terminals*
"Yes, I just restarted the production database."
An apologetic email and talk with the head of the production floor, it was only about 3 minutes of downtime, but heh. Felt bad man.
This is why all my production databases are now in the dark green terminal with light green font.