Tuesday, May 17, 2011

:::Gross Warning:::

Continue reading ONLY if you can deal with grossness of the human kind. I'm serious... I'm talking about poo. Human...

I don't know how many of you have cleaned up after toddlers who (after discovering a "full load" in their diapers/training pants) have "decorated" their environment with less-than wonderful things. I'd say it's pretty common for a toddler to do this at least once during the potty training cycle (I have cleaned up more than my share of it, too - from my siblings on down to my grandchildren).

It's even quite common for elderly patients in the throes of dementia to do this a time or two. I had a patient once (in an earlier lifetime I was a physical therapy assistant) who decorated her hospital room TWICE during her stay there*.

Imagine if you will, a busy office with lots of women going in and out of the ladies room.

:::This is where the TRUE grossness comes into play:::

I rarely go in there and find it unoccupied, or at least pass someone either coming or going as I'm entering or exiting. I found it really surprising (and disgusting) that someone had been in there long enough to totally "decorate" one stall, including the floor, outside of the toilet, toilet seat, door (the cleaning lady told me this part), and the little "trash" can - without someone walking in on her either in the act or as she was exiting.

Why in the world would someone do this - and how in the world did it happen with no one else catching her? The cleaning lady (who is just the sweetest thing) told me that it looked deliberate with all the places the "decoration" was placed. If it was an accident, how did this gal get out of the bathroom and back to her desk in the condition I'm guessing her clothes were in.

Totally disgusting. And, it was someone on my floor in my office.


*This was one reason I got out of the medical field. I don't handle stuff like that well. It causes uncontrollable and almost immediate gagging and vomiting on my part. Not good to vomit on your patients... Ron says I married him so I'd have someone to clean up after my kids.

9 comments:

Thisisme. said...

Hi. As you say Teresa, that is just gross! And to think that it was someone from your office. Do you think someone else might have just come in and used the toilet? I must admit the more I use public toilets these days, it always amazes me the state that some women obviously leave them in. Not nice! Ugh!!

Bouncin' Barb said...

That is just plan mean and rotten. That poor cleaning lady couldn't get paid enough to do that dirty job. Babies are one thing, dementia patients are another but sounded deliberate and rotten.

Silver Strands said...

Oh. My. HECK. That is sick.

SkippyMom said...

Okay I did come and read - the curiosity was killing me.

I can almost guarantee you this was not someone in your office, but a stranger who walked in off the street.

I have seen worse in restaurants where the restrooms are open to the masses.

My heart goes out to the cleaning woman. It just isn't fair.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You can't shock me, you know. I am the cleaner of such atrocities and I have yet to figure out why one would want to handle their poop to get the art work done .......

Somnia said...

That is nasty!! In my line of work we have kids who poop on the floor and we are forced to clean it up. I have never found someone to do it deliberately but that is just mean and so wrong on so many levels.

Jo-Anne Mother and Nanna said...

That is gross but you know what is even grosser is that a word anyway my daughters friend lives with her boyfriend and his sister and his sister in in her early 20's and she does that to the toilet in their home. Not only is it all over the toilet but it has even been on the ceiling.

Her brother thinks she does it for attention but my daughter's friend said she can not live there much longer and is trying to get her boyfriend to move somewhere else with her.

The young and the old who do not really know what they are doing you can excuse but other people have no excuse.

caterpillar said...

How gross! And I agree with you...it does look intentional to me!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is horrible! What is wrong with people?