Today Kish decided to join me at the office and brought along some cleaning supplies. During her visit, I heard just about every synonym for “dirty” you can imagine.
Filthy. Disgusting. Grimy. Ridiculous. Dusty. Obscene. Soiled. Appalling. Squalid. Oh my God, would you look at the amount of dust and dirt on this cloth!!!!!!!!
Well, the last one isn’t quite a synonym, but you get the idea. It was directed at the condition of my keyboard, mouse, and mouse pad, which admitted were looking a bit well used and were caked with what looked like a troll’s earwax. That is not to say that our office cleaning crew does not visit my office, but their once-overs just don’t get to the level of things like bookshelves, door knobs, phone buttons, or computer mouses. And how many office workers really pay much attention to the condition of their workplaces? Sometimes it takes a fresh eye to put it all into the proper filthiness perspective.
Now everything in the office has been cleaned with tender loving care, and my workspace has that brisk, sharp but not unpleasant Clorox disinfectant wipes scent. I feel more productive already.