Bringing your own healthy foods, like a bag of carrots, to work is also a good thing.
Forgetting a bag of carrots in your desk drawer for a long weekend…. Not such a good thing.
In fact it was a dripping gooey rotten messy vomit smelling sort of thing when I pulled it out of the bottom drawer of my desk. It managed to spread its dripping gooey rotten vomit smelling chunky mess all over my legs, into my shoes, onto the carpet….
Not good at all.
I managed to not throw up and heaved the entire mess into the trash can. Then I set about madly wiping off everything in site and wishing desperately for the floor to open up and swallow me.
I had to go home and change. I had to go across the street and but Lysol and 409. I had to bring in scented candles.
And the smell persists.
The odor is subtle… but when the odor in question is eu de rotten vomit, subtle is still distracting and gross. We might have to get the carpet shampooed… which means besides making this one of the most embarrassing things to happen tome at work, also one of the more expensive. And it is a cost my little non profit organization probably can’t really afford.
Also… I think my shoes might be ruined beyond fixing… a wash and a night spent outside airing out and they still smell something rather horrible.
The lesson in all this should be “go out to lunch!” or “carrots are evil!” but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is “don’t leave things in your desk.”
Hmmm. Nope, I’m going to go with “carrots are evil” and on that note….