I’ve learned a lot since I’ve started working here. More than I needed to know. More than i wanted to know by a long shot.
The primary concern for me is things seem to be changing in society, because I’ve worked in corporate jobs before. Many of them, in many environments. I’ve been around, you might say, the corporate block a few times. And yet, here, in this place of work, I’ve discovered things I didn’t know before, and in all honesty, never wanted to know.
Take, for instance, this very morn. After a wonderful weekend with my family, I found myself in what is quickly becoming the unenviable position of needing to proceed to the men’s room.
There are two men’s rooms within reasonable walking distance of my desk. A third possibility exists but would involve more walking than I can justify for the purpose. It also means other things, but I won’t go into those here, because that’s more than you need or want to know. (Trust me.)
The larger of the two is open to the shop floor. Everyone working on the “floor” as it’s called, and despite being larger, it tends to be occupied at any given time due to the number of workers accessing it. (What they do there is another matter, and I don’t want to know.)
For convenience I usually use the smaller washroom, which is in the lobby.
This particular morning, as I entered the facilities, I heard the single stall door close (slam), and lock. I then heard something I’ve never heard in the 30+ years I’ve been working (in any environment).
The gentleman in the stall began to whistle.
The whistling continued the entire time I was there. When I left, the tune still drifted until the door closed behind me.
I guess you really do learn something new every day.
…just nothing you want to learn.
Hope your Passover or Resurrection Sunday (or both in our case) was wonderful.