Friday, May 07, 2010

Okay, Sometimes It's The Small Stuff

I've always thought that I was a little bit OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Ever since I was a little girl, I've liked order, straight lines and geometric shapes. A picture hanging slightly crooked will drive me nuts - I have this need to straighten it. Similarly, I like things to be neat and tidy (those of you that have seen my room need not comment OR laugh out loud). My desk at work is tidied at the end of every day, and my most commonly used areas (other than the bedroom *sigh*) are tidied and neatened up regularly. That's just how I work.

At my place of work, I think I'm going slightly crazy. We have a ladies' bathroom on the first floor with four stalls and three sinks. There is always toilet paper on the floor - every time I go in there. I have yet to figure out why people can't just pick it up? People throw their paper towel towards the garbage can and miss, but just leave it on the floor. Why? I seriously doubt that they'd leave the same mess at home.

In our little kitchen area, there are always dirty dishes in the sink. Now, if people want to wait to wash their dishes until the end of the day, I can deal with that. However, some of those mugs and bowls sit there for days, with cold, gross water in them. Ewwww! Again, I can't imagine that these people would leave such a mess at home (although I could be wrong). I've been known to leave dishes overnight, but I rarely leave them more than that.

It's gotten to the point that I now utter a small sigh of disgust when I enter the kitchen (which is also the printer/copier room) or the bathroom. Why oh why are people so messy at their place of work? These "small things" are driving me nuts!

Okay, rant over . . . enjoy your weekend folks :)


LaraAnn said...

I would be disgusted about the dirty dishes piling up too. I do like things to be neat and in order also. I'm not a complete neat freak though- the dusting chore does tend to get put off alot.

Ange said...

At work, we sign up for kitchen duty 4 weeks/year. We wipe off tables, start and empty the dishwasher and bring in treats (which becomes quite competitive when it comes down to it). Anyway, I absolutely DREAD my turn because people leave dirty dishes in the sink...or pots with left over soup on the stove...or (insert shudder here) used tea bags sitting in the sink! GROSS! I tidy up after myself, so why can't others? Granted, you can be called away for a phone call or an emergency but..seriously?
I have one more week left this year and I can't WAIT until it's over!

Visichy said...

We have rules about washing your dishes. Some people will leave dirty dishes in the sink but often a note will go out if anything looks like it won't get washed by the end of the day. We also have a schedule of everyone being on kitchen clean up duty for a week so it's always left clean at the end of the day which keeps the grossness at bay. The bathroom, however, is another matter :P