Employees must pretend to wash hands

Today’s post is brought to you by my splitting headache. I checked out of the game yesterday and today and became low-functioning myself. I may have popped my cork with some self-induced anger and frustration. Perhaps we’ll delve into that some other time…

I think I’ve blogged about the proximity of the mother fucking toilet to my office once or twice, eh? You think you’ve got problems? Try putting your office and desk a mere eight feet away from where people poop. Try it, god dammit!

What normally goes with pooping? For most of us that might be a little thing called hand washing. Our company even provides a sign that says, “EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS.” What our company does not provide, however, is fucking hand soap!

A little prerequisite reading for this post (or not, whatever, who fucking cares):

Pooping where you work
I pooped at work and … EIEEEE!
Feeling pooped out
How does a rat get in your toilet?
Employees must wash hands

Long story short, the hand soap in our office ran out about three weeks ago. The owner has been hanging around our office these three weeks and using the bathroom just like the rest of us.

Amongst his other traits, the owner happens to be a friggin’ germaphobe. He must have learned how to become one while getting his Masters in psychology. He’s always disinfecting his hands, wiping down doorknobs, sterilizing mouses and keyboards, and fun stuff like that.

So it was truly awe-inspiring and amazing to watch him, day after day, use that restroom and not use fucking hand soap on his mother fucking hands.

I can hear the water run. I can hear towels being pulled. I can hear the garbage can lid slam shut as he throws his towels away. “Who the fuck does he think he’s fooling?” I ask myself again and again.

Me? I’m too smart for that. I’ve been down this road before. I keep my own personal backup stash of hand soap and hand sterilizer in the cabinet in my office. Oh yes. I’m the one and only employee in the outfit who actually washes poop off with soap. Call me the next level of evolution if you will. I’ll take it.

More boss fun coming soon, I promise. I have a lot to say about that douche nozzle of late. With the onset of summer he tends to show more of his plumage. I can hardly wait.

4 responses

  1. Urgh. Ew. Isn’t that against whatever health-codes there are about workplaces? If you leak this to someone [someone not thousands of miles away] you could get the boss sued, which might be fun! But only if you’re sure you’ll keep your job…


    1. Good point! I just did a quick search of the net and found this:

      What does OSHA say about restrooms & proper hygiene in the workplace?

      OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Act) contains regulations which require employers to provide at least one restroom for each 20 employees of the same gender. The provided restroom should include adequate hot/cold water, hand towels, and soap. Employers who require employees to shower before leaving work must also provide a shower on premises, with one shower for every 10 employees of the same sex, as well as a locker to store clothes.

      Employees who handle food are required to wash their hands after using the restroom and wear gloves while handling food. Food areas must also be free of exposure to toxic substances.

      What? Toilet paper is not required? I better add that to my private stash … stat!

      Apparently my boss is in violation of OSHA! Hallelujah!


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