Dishing it Out

31 Oct

Let me ask you a question here, and give me your honest response.  Like your real response, what you really think.

So, if you worked in a place that had signs that said things like, I don’t know, something along the lines of:

Please wash your dishes.

This sink does not have a garbage disposal.

If there are dirty dishes in the sink, the sink will not be cleaned by cleaning staff.

Would you be an asshole and leave your dirty dish in the sink?  Would you expect someone like the dish washing fairy to appear, wave her wand, and magically wash your dishes?  Are you that person that hates their job so much that you think, “fuck this place and everyone here, I’m going to leave the container with yesterdays half eaten oatmeal in the sink.”  Is that you?

I don’t know why it continues to surprise me that people can be so disrespectful that they ignore the signs.  Everyone here reads, everyone speaks the English, and yet not everyone can be bothered to clean up after themselves.  Me not know why.

This afternoon I found the sink half filled with someone’s leftover salad.  Why? There’s flipping sign that says there’s no garbage disposal.  We have a composting bin immediately behind the sink, and yet this turn dumped their salad and dirty plate and walked away.  And now, again, the sink is clogged.  Shocking.  I know.  Last week when I encountered a similar encounter I took pity on my other work makes and scooped out all the limp lettuce that some douche bag had left behind.  Pretty sure that I have some kind of awful skin condition that will never be cured.

I dream about finding out who the dirty dish bandit is.  I dream about going to their house and leaving dirty dishes in their house.  Granted, lord knows what I’d be walking into.  Perhaps their sink is just as disgusting as the one here.  Maybe I’d take their dishes and put them on their pillow so they’d have to take notice.

Oh to dream…

6 Responses to “Dishing it Out”

  1. David October 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    It was something in their childhood that compels them to behave so shamelessly, I’m sure of it.

    • Catherinette November 1, 2017 at 11:21 am #

      You could be onto something. Maybe they need some therapy to get over it. Dirty bastards.

  2. rockman November 1, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    you should find out and then treat their work space like they treat the kitchen. Leaving stinking, moldy food in the trash can or hidden in a desk drawer could serve two purposes: shame them into cleaning up their messes, as well as dumping a steaming pile of ridicule on them for their behavior with some very public shaming,.

    • Catherinette November 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

      How about a nice open can of tuna fish hidden behind their bookcase? I’d be down with that.

  3. 25castleson25clouds November 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    I went through a stage when I decided I was going to be the bigger person and just wash all the dirty dishes, I lasted about a week, I then went for the more mature washing my stuff in running water over the top of the dirty pile in the sink.

    • Catherinette November 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

      You are an absolute genius! I’m totally inspired now!

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