Write about: something fishy.
Quite the welcome back to work.
In addition to the tale below, Town Hall was a bit of a rush at the end of the day, as Tammy was so busy on Sunday cleaning up after the car show that she wasn't able to get the washrooms done for me. I managed to do a reasonable job of it in the time I had, and I'm glad that it won't be my turn to clean that office for another four weeks.
Now, on with the fish business.
I start my day, as I may have previously mentioned, by driving around to unlock all the public washrooms (other than the three that are on timed auto lock/unlock). My second to last stop on my rounds is Legion Beach. The washrooms there are extremely basic (one stall on each side, no sinks) and are going to be demolished and replaced at some point in the near future.
This washroom has been the site of many adventures already, but this morning went above and beyond anything I've had to deal with previously.
When I unlocked the men's side I could smell it right away. Fish. Delightful.
I went in to have a look and found a dead fish in the toilet bowl. Dee. Light. Full.
I turned around and re-locked the door, as I didn't have any supplies with me. I got my cleaning supplies from the shop, cleaned the washrooms at the main beach (which were surprisingly not too bad), then returned to Legion to deal with the fish.
Turns out? I was mistaken in my initial assessment. There wasn't a dead fish in the toilet bowl.
There were two. One bigger one, one smaller one.
Got them out into a garbage bag, cleaned the bowl, headed to the Public Works yard for coffee break. Dumped the garbage bag with the fish in it in our dumpster there before returning to work.
I have no idea why someone (or someones - I'd hate to credit one person when two or more may have been involved) would do that. I suspect alcohol may have been an influence in the decision making process.
Or, you know, maybe he/she/they were just a-holes.
Either way! You guys get another bathroom story that doesn't involve human excrement! So I guess we all win.
Wait. Pretty sure there was no winning in this story for me.
Um, at least they weren't alive?
There we go, win for me too.