Saturday, June 12, 2010

Things I've Learned by Cleaning a Building that's Open to the Public

You can learn a lot about human nature by cleaning up a location where humans have been. For instance:
  • Lots of people don't use the door handles, but push the door open by pushing on the glass.
  • People don't think about what happens to things after they put them in the trash can.
  • A surprising number of men and boys believe that urinals are self-flushing.
  • Women use paper towels and toilet paper at a faster rate than men.
  • The cleanest bathroom is the one used by the littlest kids.
  • Just like at home, some people clean up after themselves, and others leave a mess behind.
  • An amazing number of people leave items of value behind and never come back looking for them.
  • If you even breathe near a stainless steel surface, it will leave a mark. So imagine what it looks like when you actually touch it.
  • The state of a classroom after the class has left is a reflection of the teachers who use that classroom.


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Amy Michelle said...

When my daughter was 4 years old she pushed a door open with the glass and the entire sheet of glass fell and cut her. She needed stitches.

deck cleaning wallingford ct said...

Interesting point. Its a human nature since people have different habits when using the toilet. Some are lazy and while others are more cleaner.