Monday, April 6, 2015
Down the hall from the men's room
My office is down the hall from the area in our building where the restrooms and kitchenette reside. I've written about this before, how I get to experience everyone's food smells. For the most part, it's nice, because everyone says hello or stops to chat on their way to grab a coffee or a snack.
One of the other things I get to experience is an unfortunate familiarity with everyone's bathroom habits.
The men's room is first in line down the hall, and it has a very loud exhaust fan. It's impossible to ignore it when someone strides past my door, opens and closes the bathroom door, lets the seat fall with a clunk, and turns on the exhaust fan. It's impossible not to be aware of what's taking place in there.
When both the restrooms' fans are going at the same time, it sounds from my office like the building is a propeller-driven plane, ready to take off. Fortunately the fans are not only loud, but effective at their intended purpose.
I am thankful I have an office with a door to close.