Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dear Co-Workers

Dear Co-Workers:

As a new mother of a six month old angel; I now notice more and more the amount of germs I come in contact with. Aside from the normal day to day, millions and millions of germs live in common everyday useful things; ie: phones, desks, cars, pens, etc. I can live with this. Our bodies must become immune.

However, although we work together in very close proximity and interact together 5 days a week, I am still perplexed as to what you all do during your down time. I have never been to your homes, I have no way of knowing your upkeep and I can live with the theory that many of you probably do not vacuum, clean, dust or run your dishwasher on a daily basis. That is okay...march to the beat of your own drummer.

During the five days that we are together though, I would greatly appreciate you taking the common courtesy of wringing out the smelly, disgusting sponge that you all so willingly use to wash your dishes. I understand that quite a few of you are trying to decrease your carbon footprint and that by using this nasty sponge you feel that you are today's Al Gore. However, when I have to touch it so that I too can use the sink to wash my dishes out with (gasp) a paper towel I do not want to pick up your smelly, stinky sponge and find that it is soaked with water, food bits and other germy type things.

I am the culprit who continues to throw your sponge away. I confess. One time and one time only did I take a plastic bag out of the drawer, use it as a glove and squeezed your little sponge out till it was dry with delight. That was before the 254th time of me coming into our small kitchenette to find the orange goddess sitting in the sink soaking wet.

So, as a gesture of goodwill, I promise not to go absolutely postal if you promise to stop purchasing, bring to the office and using nasty smelly, germ infested sponges.



Peaches and Cheese said...

Your post reminds me of the Lysol commercial where the announcer says if you're going to wash your counters with a dirty sponge you may as well be washing them with raw chicken. Tell your co-workers you prefer not to wash your dishes with raw chicken.

Tiffany said...

You need to suggest that your office buy those disposable, already soap filled sponges or buy some for yourself. You can throw them away when you're done.

ashkindred said...

A brush.

I hear they are less germy.