The head of the Housekeeping team is Pedro. Pedro’s people go through the offices to clean and empty the trash, and I find them to be good people at the core.
Every Thursday morning Pedro comes to my shop/office and cleans, and a few months ago he cleaned my coffee cup. For serious coffee drinkers, this is a big No-No. I am proud of the seasoned cup I drink my coffee from. So, it being his first time, I gently chewed his butt out and told him not to do it again. (evidently, he must not be a coffee drinker)
Well, Thursday afternoon, I looked for my coffee cup and did not readily find it. I sat at my desk perusing the last hours since drinking coffee to determine where I left it. This is not an unusual thing for me to do, as my cup accompanies me regularly, and as in the past I had to acquiesce it would eventually show up.
So, I went to get a different cup and noticed there was another `Turkish’ cup like the one I normally use. It took several seconds to realize, I only have one `Turkish’ cup and this was it, except it had been cleaned. Again.
I will not repeat the words that came to mind about Pedro.
So, me being a forgiving man I decided not to chew his butt out, but left a permanent reminder for him not to wash my cup again. I created a notice that I place directly on the coffee cup in a language he would understand. “Do Not Wash” We’ll see if he can read.
Elleta Nolte said:
Probably being older he took matters in his own hand
Our well-meaning housekeeping team moves my trash can almost every night. I keep it under my desk, to the right, where I naturally toss papers. Depending on which person is cleaning, they move it. They often put it behind me, which makes zero sense in my workflow.
I have a blanket in my desk that I usually hide in a drawer. If I leave it out overnight, they fold it. It’s so nice of them to fold it that it bothers me irrationally.
I often have to remind myself these are tiny inconveniences. Moving my trash can back to the correct spot in the morning is just part of my morning routine. At least that’s what I tell myself…
Camilla does the same to me. I think she does it purposely to irritate me.
Marsha Luke said:
Uh yeh, I remember getting that same response from you once when you were here and also regarding that whiskey glass you drink out of. I just thought that was pretty gross, but followed the command.
Good luck, Pedro!
Gary Nolte said:
Oh – the horror…the horror…
Tricia Vowels said:
Being a public health person….I had to throw up in the trash can after reading this. Then, being a housekeeping person, I had to empty it. And that is all I have to say about that.
Maybe you should take Pedro off my hands.
Now I know who made you put this tag in your coffee mug! :D