Friday, September 25, 2009

Dear Someone ~ To the Piggies Who Use the Communal Kitchen at Work

I am so tired of being so busy ~ I haven't had any time to blog, and I barely have time to read my favorite blogs. But I did have time to join in ShortMama's Dear Someone this week ~ check out her blog to read more!

To the Piggies Who Use the Communal Kitchen at Work:

You may not realize it, but there are 28 of us who utilize the communal kitchen on the fourth floor of our building. It requires effort on the part of all of us to ensure that the kitchen remains clean and sanitary for everyone. With that in mind, here are a few points to remember about kitchen cleanliness:

~ Don’t spit in the sink.

~ If you use a paper cup for a quick drink of water, please take it back to your desk with you or throw it away. DO NOT put it back on the stack for the next person to use and share your germs.

~ If your soup spills or marinara explodes in the microwave, take a quick second to wipe up your mess so the microwave is clean and ready for the next person to use.

~ Please be sure to wash all reusable dishware after use ~ leaving it in the sink “to soak” {i.e., to be forgotten} makes it challenging for the rest of us to wash our own dishes.

~ If you happen to not eat all of your soup one day at lunch, find a Tupperware container to store the leftovers in. Don’t wrap up your bowl in a grocery store plastic bag and leave it in the fridge for days where it ultimately will spill and make a huge mess for the person who accidentally bumps it when trying to store their own leftovers.

~ If you are sick at your desk and throw up in your garbage can, rather than throwing your puke bag away in the kitchen garbage, please take it to the restroom for disposal.

~ Try to keep track of the items you have in the fridge. With 28 people storing lunches in it, space is very limited. And forgotten {and eventually rotten} items not only take up unnecessary space, but they also stink up the whole fridge.

~ If you spill water on the counter, grab a paper towel and mop it up. It’s not rocket science, people.

~ I’m not quite sure why you do this, but it really doesn’t make sense to open a packet of coffee and put it in a filter UNTIL YOU’RE ACTUALLY READY TO MAKE THE COFFEE. A coffee-filled filter has been on our small counter, taking up valuable space, for the last day and a half. I’m sure the coffee won’t taste fresh when you finally getting around to making it, and you are running the risk of one of the 27 other folks who use the kitchen spilling the loose coffee grounds everywhere. Not a fun mess to clean up, I am sure.

~ Finally, remember that your mother does not work here ~ you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself and leaving the kitchen in tip~top shape for the next user!

Please note that all of these “pointers” are based on events/behavior I have witnessed myself or heard second~hand from reliable sources. Yuck!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrs Soup said...

Ewwww, you poor thing. :(

jenjen said...

I feel the same way! Things have been so busy lately. I swear the older my kids get the busier I get!!!

I hate it when my kids cook stuff in the microwave and it gets everywhere. No one ever cleans the microwave out but me. *sigh*

I hope you are going to do something fun this weekend!

shortmama said...

That sounds like one kitchen I wouldnt want to eat in lol. Thanks so much for joining in!

Jen said...

Work kitchens have always been the worst because no one person 'owns' them. Imagine what their houses look (and smell!) like. Yuck.

Katie said...

All I can say is I stopped at spitting in the sink. That is enough to make me revolted... OMG sorry you work with such piggies!