Here’s today’s tip for maintaining your company’s image…
Do you work in a retail setting? Do you allow customers to use your toilet? If you can answer “yes” to both questions this post may be helpful to you.
Some places say “Restrooms for Customers Only.” Some places, like the place I work, say, “Poop ’em if you got ’em.”
My fellow employees and myself are a pretty elite crew. You might say we represent the best of the best. We’re like the “Top Gun” of shit. What I’m trying to say is, we know how to flush.
Most toilets I’ve ever seen have a handle or lever or other mechanism to activate flushing. This so-called “flushing” is a friend to most of us. It makes the bad stuff go “bye bye.”
Alas, not all customers are as worldly and savvy. True, they’ve pretty much learned no poopy in the pants, but that’s about as far as they have evolved. They are easily befuddled by mysterious objects and the unexplained, up to and including the handles on toilets. To be quite honest, I’m not quite sure how far this befuddlement extends. It may, in fact, go much, much further.
So my advice to those who care about their company’s image and allow customers to use the restroom is:
Get in there as soon as possible when the customer is done and make sure they … um … finished the job.
In the always changing world of “business” you want to make sure they took the process to its normal and logical conclusion. Yes, this means using the little handle. Oooh, swirlie!
You have to be proactive about this. You must double-check. Customers are involved so you can’t take anything for granted. Assuming that your customers are human may be a huge mistake on your part, and you don’t want other customers making the discovery and blaming your company. Maybe your customer was raised in the jungle like Mogli and likes to fling poop on the walls. If you fail to verify, your company’s image may take a hit.
Be proactive and don’t let the one who discovers what happened in there be anyone but you.
By the way, can you tell I’m not exactly the CEO around here? 🙂
Can you imagine working at a company where you have to worry about shit like this? Our customers are truly the best.