taking the plunge

I find it a bit disconcerting that the bathroom at my workplace has a plunger in it. This is an office building with “official” bathrooms, not just a bathroom that was thrown together for a single office — you need a key to get in, they have multiple stalls, it’s all very institutional. It bothers me because bathrooms like that…well, they should just work. And in the event of a toilet emergency, do they really think I’m going to pick up the plunger and deal with the problem?

Not me. During my second week of work when the flush filled the toilet instead of emptied it, I hightailed it out of there as quick as I could. Went straight to our office admin and told her the toilet was overflowing. She called building maintenance. End of problem.