All these lovely bathroom related stories got me thinking back on some more of my own experiences at the gas station. I've heard similar horrors from my coworkers, but I don't recall having to deal with the dirty kind splattered everywhere. Although, for the male crusty population, the gaping hole with water in the bottom is where the waste goes. And yes, I mean both the standing and the sitting kind. But for this story it actually worked in my favor.
It was my turn to clean the bathrooms, and I walked into the ladies bathroom (the only time it was safe for a guy to do so) and the occasional paper towel or toilet paper scraps were on the floor. Disgusting, but not surprising. I started going through the stalls for trash and noticed a peculiar piece of paper in the bottom of one of the toilets. It turned out to be a five dollar bill. I was baffled. Five dollars isn't something a normal customer would leave behind on purpose (considering a lot of people had to have their smokes).
The water was "clean" and since I had gloves on I decided to claim it for myself. It paid for that night's dinner (of course no discounts for the people who practically run the store). I showed it to my coworkers, and they just laughed at the weirdness over it.
For those concerned, yes I washed my hands before eating my meal. I even drowned the bill in Lysol before paying with it. Being a starving college student, five bucks got you fed for a day.
And speaking of trash, in general, if you ever find a used vibrator, or a broken bicycle with ants and chocolate all over it at the trash can (outdoors thankfully), get a power washer.
Everyday you learn something new, well I learned what a vibrator was for that day. No joke, I was so naive in the aspects of the "gutter mind" I had to ask a coworker what I was looking at, and she filled me in on the details (ugh).
Also, a hose doesn't do much when it's summer time and the melted chocolate is crusted to the sidewalk. Later I'll tell you about some jackass crusties who needed a crash course in manners and education but for now may all your customers not be piggy, wasteful blockheads.