What the hell is up with people these days? So I started working, consulting,
at a company about one and a half months ago. I'm converting a bunch of reports
and writing a web based reporting system in .NET, nothing exciting, but it's
decent work, and I like the work. It keeps me busy. However, I have noticed that
people in the corporate world don't act normal. And this pisses me off, let me
When I take a piss at work I close the door to the toilet cube, there are no
urinals where I work, all just stalls for shitting. After pissing, I wash my
hands, and leave the restroom to go back to work. However, I have noticed that,
where I work, other people do not follow a "normal" hygiene maintenance program.
They seem to ignore normal hygiene and opt for disease spreading techniques.
I was washing my hands one day after pissing and noticed a man getting out of
the toilet after a groaning session and just walk right out. Yup, just walk out
to spread his fecal mater among the work populous.
What is it with people that they think that we would want to be anywhere near
them after they shit and spread crap germs all over themselves? Why can normal
people not take the few seconds it takes to wash their hands? I don't get it!
Another thing that has been bothering me is the printer etiquette. I am
converting reports, financial reports. Every printout I make has to be shredded
(everything is locked down, I deal with millions of dollars of accounts and I
had to go through a background check, a piss test, and a ton of forms for this
job, but that's become the norm for financial jobs). So I have to account for
everything I print, and I print a lot of reports. Probably about 150 pages a
day. I sit right about 10 feet from the printer. Today I watched as I sent a job
to the printer, and planned on picking it up in a minute or so. Someone else had
printed a document, probably some meaningless crap, and I sat at my desk and
watched this person walk to the printer, pick up the printouts, including mine,
take his out, and look at mine then throw mine into the recycle bucket next to
What the fuck! I guess he didn't think that the rest of the world had a job
to do? Maybe my job wasn't important to him? Maybe he just says fuck you to the
rest of the world? Anyway, I had to fish out my reports out of the trash to make
sure they went into my shred pile, because if I get caught with financial files
on my desk or thrown out I'll get written up for it, as a consultant, probably
What is it with people these days? I just look around and see all these
people living their lives as if no one else exists. To them they live as if
people are not there, how do I get to that point, where I just don't care about
the other humans around me?