In the last couple weeks, someone has been taping “fun facts” to the stall walls in the bathrooms at work.
It started out, I’m relatively sure, as an attempt at being helpful.
“Skim milk before bedtime is proven to induce sleep.”
“Early morning stretches enrich the muscles with blood.”
Normally, these would not be the reading materials I’d reach for whilst indulging in a “bio break”; but get it while you can, as I always say.
As one might suspect, however, what starts with only the best of intentions has been hijacked and someone has taken it upon themselves to tape, willy-nilly, their ramdom and sometimes completely irrelevent thoughts.
Who would do that?
Some of them, of course, speak to the reality of many of our current and soon-to-be former co-workers: You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
Some of them may only be speaking to me: "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this – ever.
And some of them speak to all of us: Perhaps it’s time you lowered your expectations.
I appreciate this person’s attempts to bring a little levity into our work day.
I just wonder who it is…
A Meeting in the Meeting
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