Ask any employee what our best selling item is, besides gas, and we’re likely say the bathroom. Or beer.
No we don’t actually charge people to use the restroom. Nor do we expect people to buy anything just for using the loo. But! If we did, we’d be rolling in money. Like Uncle Scrooge in Duck Tales.
It so happens one particular day that a friend of Cherry’s mentioned that an elderly lady seemingly attempted to break down the bathroom door while they were using it. This woman practically plowed Cherry’s friend over upon opening the door.
Cherry explained all this to a few of us shortly after the woman and her husband left. I had asked her if she checked the bathroom… A bit wide eyed she said no. I looked at Dempsey who made a “not it” expression. Cherry was kind and checked.. Poor thing.
Apparently this poor lady lost her bowels. Not only was it hanging inside and out of the toilet, it was on the floor and walls. My question always has been, and always will be, when a person makes that sort of a mess how can they just walk away?! I’d be mortified if someone had to clean that for me! We all joked about slapping an “Out of Order” sign on the door and leaving it for the night manager. After all, he was showing up in 30 minutes!
I’m not exactly ashamed to admit that I never did investigate the scene of the… incident. I could tell by Cherry’s expression that it was quite stomach churning. I always pride myself in having an iron stomach but I didn’t feel like pushing it. So with Mrs. Nope and Mr. Not It, sweet dear Cherry tidied up our one and only working restroom. I, for one, being so grateful I could have kissed her!
So out of curiosity, what would you have done if you had exploded in a public restroom? For those of you that say, “its your job!!” try thinking of it this way…. What if you were a guest at a friends house and did that… Is that “their job”? And no I see no difference. Because nearly all of us at work treat everyone that walks in as if they’re are a friend. And that’s not out of obligation because, overall, were friendly people.
Hope you enjoyed, and
Have A Nice Day!