Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Men of the 8th Floor

People aren't what they seem. I work on the 8th floor of a building, and on that floor there would be roughly 15 men (and a much bigger number of women). These men look like ordinary sorts of blokes -- fairly clean-cut, normal guys. But they are not. Not all of them, anyway. In amongst the sheep are some wolves.

There is one set of toilets on my floor. More often then not, I go in, and have to wade through puddles where people have 'missed'. Or have to flush prior to using because people have 'forgot'. Or have to avoid using altogether because people have used four rolls in one sitting and have dammed the river. Yesterday I had to give the whole cubicle a good scrub down before I could even contemplate taking things further.

This angers me greatly. Can it be so difficult? Who do they expect will clean up their mess? I can't look at these 15 men the same. I look at them with penetrating scrutiny, trying to discover who the culprits are. I daydream about catching them at it and naming and shaming them. I am a big believer in public shaming. I would like the culprits to have to parade through the office with a big sign saying something like 'yet to be toilet-trained'. Oh, how I long for justice.

Men of level 8, hear this-- your days are numbered.


Colinmac said...

I sympathise you but when I worked on a large building site as well as your issues the toilet walls were covered in horrific graffiti - sexist, racist, homophoebic and just plain crude.

Our problem is with the kitchen. The sink and dishwasher constantly have the remains of muesli, cereals or other foodstuffs floating in them. Rinsing and leaving the sink clear seems an impossible task (maybe they expect their Mum to do it) and this sadly is all young women.

Pedro said...

Cobbs, this is a common situation in all public facilities in ALL offices. We have had to lock the door (only acessed by a key that has to be taken from the office) so as to avoid the same said issues. Surprise more puddles and floaters and blocked damns...
The guys from THE FLOORS BELOW were popping up for a pop out and leaving thank you messages for all and sundry...
Maybe consider this anoption.

In response to your question. there are some poeple to just don't give a S*@%! Unless they are leaving one for appraisal.....

No respect I tell you!!!!

Ben McLaughlin said...

Yeah dad, some of that toilet grafitti is , umm ..educational alright.

oh yeah, we get the sink floaties too. often there's a few stray corn kernals.

Pete-- I should put a lock on myself and be the only one with a key. Anyone in need will have to come see me. I'll hold their wallet as ransom until I can see they've left the place in a tidy state.