Time For Trash Talking

, , , , | Right | September 29, 2019

I work in an assisted living facility. When visitors come and sign in, the system prints out a name tag sticker for them to wear. I recently purchased a small desktop trash can for them to put the peel-off backing of the name tags into, because they’ve been all over the floors, desktop, etc.

This trash can A) is directly in front of the visitors’ faces, at more-or-less eye-height, B) is shaped like a large, typical trash receptacle, and C) has a label on the front that says, “TRASH,” in large, easy-to-read font.

And yet at least a dozen times a day, a visitor stands directly in front of the d*** thing, peel-off backing in hand, asking me, “Where’s the trash?” and, “Can you toss this for me?” and, “Where can I put this?”

I would like to tell them just exactly where they can put it, and it sure isn’t the little trash can.

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