Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Lovely Buckets

I really have seen it all now. My team and I arrived early for our departmental Xmas lunch, and we saw something that I doubt that paying customers are generally supposed to see. In fact, it really turned my stomach.

One of the waitresses, as bold as brass, was dishing out the bread rolls from a mop bucket. A red plastic mop bucket just like the one we have at home. Now call me old-fashioned, but I don't think you will find this in the book of how to impress your customers. Hygene considerations were attended to, she was, after all, wearing rubber gloves. Not bright yellow Marigolds it has to be said, but something that looked a little more refined than that. If they had been canary yellow, it would have convinced me she had been swilling out the urinals only moments before.

We pondered for a moment how they intended to serve the soup course. One flush or two anyone?

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