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Hanny Saad: Ever-Changing Cycles in Plumbing
I work at a four-story building. The trading floor where I work is on the fourth floor. The traders are very messy guys, and you can't imagine how filthy the toilets are on our floor The second floor, however, where the operations department is, is a female-dominated environment where the men's washrooms are totally unused and spotlessly clean.
I discovered this fact the day I started working here five years ago. I started visiting the washrooms on the second (the clean ones). I would take the stairs to avoid being asked in the elevator what I was doing on the second floor.
A few months ago, I found out that our operation is moving to one of the towers downtown. I figured what the hell, I'll take the elevators. Even if they ask me where I am going, I'll tell them. By the time they catch on, we'll have moved downtown.
Sure enough, I was asked in the elevator what I was doing on the second floor. To my surprise, in less than a week everybody was going to the second-floor washrooms. Now the second-floor washrooms are the messiest of all, and the fourth-floor washrooms are clean again. Saves me the trip
What do you learn from this toilet story?
Amazing how much you learn from a visit to the facilities.