A Job I Would Never Want to Do

Describe a job you would absolutely never want to do.

This post was inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

When I saw this prompt I smiled because about a week and a half ago I wouldn’t have been sure what I would say.  But I was in the Cleveland airport bathroom the other day, waiting to fly back home.  As I washed my hands, I saw the cleaning woman.

“Thank you for cleaning the bathrooms,” I said.

“I don’t know why I bother”, she said.  “They’re only going to be dirty again in a few minutes”.


“You don’t even know.  The women are worse than the men!”  And she proceeded to tell me about what was left in the toilets after some people used them.

“Well…I think some people don’t understand the flushers.  How they work automatically.”

“I’m not talking about what’s inside the toilet, I’m talking about what they leave on the floor!  Women leave their sh*t and their p*ss and their monthly business all over the floor, it’s disgusting, you just don’t know!”

By this time my jaw had dropped to the ground.  Should I say, “I’m sorry?”

Instead I just said, “God bless you”, and walked out of the restroom.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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