My African violet is so pretty today. (Here are the buds of these blossoms three weeks ago, where it is pictured fourth from the top.)
So what's new in Sparkland? Oh, you know, the usual litany of work drama and not much of anything else.
Things that have happened this week at work:
- Someone, not part of our company, was invited into a closed-door meeting with the goal of eventual cooperation between their business and ours. This someone promptly brought confidential and distorted information out of that meeting to another someone who shouldn't have heard it, causing a major poop-storm. As is typical, although I didn't cause the problem, it fell into my lap initially to be dealt with. This took the form of trying to placate an almost hysterical colleague. It was way more drama than I ever want in a day, and not any fun at all.
- There has not yet been a flood.
- In lieu of a flood, there was a water outage, forcing us to close the business for the better part of a day due to NO TOILETS.
- That evening, when the water came back on and the cleaners were doing their thing, a toilet exploded. Seriously? This is the second time that's happened in our unit!
So, like, from a health and safety perspective, what the heck am I supposed to do about this? I Googled "How to prevent a toilet from exploding", but I couldn't find anything. Fortunately, we were lucky again and no one was hurt, but... One time is a fluke. Twice makes a pattern. It's the company's legal responsibility to take all possible precautions to prevent anyone from being injured.
(I'm not sure how much force was behind the explosion: whether it was enough to embed a chunk of porcelain in someone's skull [I doubt it/hope not], or "only" enough to cause lacerations. I'm going to check in with the unlucky cleaning lady on Monday to get her eyewitness report.)
So, what protocol can I possibly implement that would be effective? Call a bomb squad to come flush all our toilets after every water outage and before we open our doors to staff and customers? Buy a protective body suit for staff to wear while doing a post-outage "flush sweep"?
I was wondering if there's some way to rig a system to pull the flush levers while standing outside each bathroom door, and I actually figured out a way that might work for the stall setup, but couldn't picture it for the single-seaters.
I'm going to take it up with a plumber next week, and see how far that gets me, but if anyone has any bright ideas I'd be happy to hear them.