Health, hygiene, and the bits between (Pt 1)

An email conversation from work. You couldn’t make this shit up.

From: Gavin
Sent: 29 October 2006 17:07
To: Alison
Cc: Melvin; Geoff
Subject: Men’s toilets
 

Hi, 

The lights in the Men’s toilets are flickering.I think one of the bulbs needs replacing. 

Could you arrange for this to be done please? 

Thanks 

Gav 

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 From: Melvin
Sent: 30 October 2006 00:07
To: Gavin; Alison
Cc: Geoff
Subject: RE: Men’s toilets
 

There has been no lights in the men’s toilets for almost 2 months now. 

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 From: Alison Leggatt
Sent: 30 October 2006 09:12
To: Melvin Warmington; Gavin Shipley
Cc: Geoff Scaplehorn
Subject: RE: Men’s toilets

Our Handy man has torn a ligament in his bicep so is unable to complete any work at the moment. He has been trying to find someone else to come down and fix the light on his behalf but has so far been unsuccessful. I did get another handy man in to fix the door on the ladies toilets and while he was in I asked him to look at the light in the men’s. The light bulb we had was how ever the wrong one so we had to purchase another one.  

I am now waiting for Brian (who owns our cleaning company) to come down and replace the bulb. Hopefully he will be in sometime this week.  

Thanks  

Alison  

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 From: Geoff
Sent: 30 October 2006 23:55
To: Alison; Melvin; Gavin
Subject: RE: Men’s toilets
 

If you can provide me with a new bulb and a starter for the light (I think the latter is the problem, rather than the bulb, but best to be safe!), I am capable of resolving the problem. I realise that on day shift this is a low-priority problem, but the problem with working nights is that God doesn’t leave the lights on.  

-G 

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From: Alison
Sent: 31 October 2006 12:37
To: Geoff; Melvin; Gavin
Subject: RE: Men’s toilets

An electrician will either be in today or first thing tomorrow to replace the bulb and the starter switch in the gents toilets. I think this would be the safest option as our step ladder has seemed to have grown legs and wondered off. I did get someone to stand on a chair to try and change the light bulb but he still couldn’t reach.  

Thanks 

Alison  

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  1. Adds a whole new meaning to ‘pissing in the dark’
    Just another one of those reasons i love TI

  2. “Torn a ligament in his bicep” is going to become the excuse de jour.

    “Sorry I didn’t turn up to work today. The workman tore a ligament in his bicep.”

  3. I just piss at my PC. Nobody seems to mind anymore.

  4. Sorry I can’t marry you
    “I’ve Torn a ligament in my bicep”

  5. […] you in day-light, will they?”. Occasionally, I was known to get somewhat frustrated, both with the job and with the hours, but I got by happily enough before leaving on good terms with my […]


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