Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Catastrophe Team

A water main burst on the 14th floor of the Government Center and half of it is flooded. I work on the 14th floor. Let me just say that the carpet here is very old. The maintenance staff no longer regularly vaccum because of budget cuts. We have had a terrible mouse infestation since I started here 9 years ago. Water...mouse urine...dirt - imagine the smell that the giant fans are blowing around in here.

There are men wandering around wearing black t-shirts that read "Catastrophe Team". If I could get one of those shirts, this would all be worthwhile.

3 comments:

Emptyman said...

Is electricity so expensive in Minnesota that money is actually saved by not vacuuming? Or did they fire all of the housekeepers? I mean even in you only had one person vacuuming one floor each day you would still be vacuumed a couple of times each month, right?

Susan Raffo said...

i think that most people believe if you keep dirt on the carpet, it keeps the rooms warmer in the winter, thereby cutting down on heating costs.

Kristin said...

I like drawing you did of yourself.

I am in great denial about the overwhelming smell of client garbage house