Yesterday there was some event in the children's room at the library where I work and some glitter got out and ended up migrating all the way out to where I work. I spent all afternoon just waiting for the chance to make some kind of joke about Rip Taylor visiting but I never got to do it.
I've been lucky so far, the only times anyone has shit at a place I worked were before I got there, and the one time the Harvard frat/social club thing upstairs had their sewer line explode into our bathroom was on a day when I didn't work (although that particular place was so budget conscious that it was about 10 days before they finally hired someone to clean it up properly, an I had to tell the owner he was going to give everyone typhus a few times to shame him).
I used to know someone who used to be a manager at the Filene's in downtown Boston (R.I.P. Filene's), and she said that the women's dressing rooms were basically toilets. At least one shit a week and almost every day at least one woman would leave a used tampon in there, often IN THE POCKET o something she had ostensibly taken in to try on. Nobody really knew why they did that but they did.
Yeah toileting is a regular part of my job but the movie theatre was much worse. If you ever find yourself working at a movie theatre be wary of people who take lots of napkins.. nearly every shift I'd find at least one popcorn container with poop in it because a proper shit means missing a good 2-3 minutes of a film if you're quick about it..
Yeah.. in the grand scheme of things 80's not that old.. well.. it probably is for me.. both of my grandmothers lived well into their 90s but my grandpas died in their early 70s.. we'll see I guess.. but he's like George Burns. I was having a conversation with someone the other day about how weird it was that George Burns was still alive, and I've had that same George Burns conversation with others too, sort of in a "well he smokes like a chimney and HE's still around" type of thing.. well Mr. Burns passed away in 1996. At the age of 100. He'd be 120 now but for whatever reason people think he's still alive.