I have to rant a bit. Nothing major, just a minor irritant that I have nowhere else to express other than here. And since this is my corner of the friendly confines of the interwebs, I'm going to take full-advantage.
Beware, it is about to get grody up in here.
My office has a restroom. A tiny, one-person, sink and toilet combo restroom. And it is viewed as a "staff" restroom. This isn't my first encounter with the office/staff restroom combo. My second office as a school counselor had the female staff restroom behind my desk. Then we moved buildings. Then I moved right back to that office 1.5 years later. Then I moved several more times. Now I'm in a temporary home that houses a new "staff" restroom. This one is different in that it isn't just for the girls. And it has (oddly) a scale in it. You know, so we can weigh ourselves during our workday. Hmmmmm.
Am I the only one who is repulsed by using a restroom inside someones office? I don't like other people hearing me pee. And since this is my office, I have to listen to everyone who uses it-and yes, I get to have my air polluted from time to time. It was worse the first go-round when I was expecting and my sense of smell was magnified. Woah was that something awful.
I don't want to be mean about it. I don't want to put a note on the door telling people to stay out. I don't want to get bitchy. I don't want to shoo them. But I am sick and tired of working within sniffing and listening distance of one of our staff restrooms. I have no issues using student restrooms. Nor do I have any issue walking 15 feet down the hall to the other perfectly functioning restroom. This is not about me wanting to keep the space to myself. Nope. I don't want it. You can have it. If someone came and took it for their office or classroom, I would never darken their doorstep to use the facilities. Maybe that is what I should do, auction it off and have the proceeds go to our Be the Change team this year. Because seriously, I am tired of being the school counselor/restroom attendant.