Five Routine Minutes: If I Knew, I’d Have WaitedPosted: February 13, 2013
A nice couple cleans the office where I work.
Our staff is in and out of the place around the clock, every day. One hundred people who work in the field tend to track a lot of that field back into the office. These two keep the place up and are very nice about it in the process.
On the day I’m telling you about, I had been out of the office. The morning was jumping. There were a lot of situations for me to oversee. Unfortunately, being busy put me behind my morning schedule.
There are certain biological functions that have to happen at specific times of day. A person could set their clock by me.
Nature called, right on time. By the time I was able to break free and zip to the office, nature had called back and left several messages. Each message was more urgent than the last.
I ran in to the office and toward the locker room to relieve the pressure. As I turned in toward the bathroom section of the locker room, the cleaning guy was working in there. I stopped, not sure if he needed more time.
I heard him getting his stuff to leave. As usual, there was someone else in the locker room. I assumed it was someone changing clothes at their locker. It wasn’t. I was still facing the porcelain, taking care of business when the other half of our cleaning team strolled through the bathroom.
What kind of guy would tell me to just go on, knowing his girlfriend was in the room?
There was only one thing I could say to her.