reply to post by Tentickles
actually, I can sympathize with a lot of it. I have done a lot of jobs involving disgusting things.
When I worked at the local park service, I had this supervisor I had a fatherly daughter relationship with. We got along well. But like a father, he
trhew me into things feet first. He would let me slave over something for hours before telling me how to fix it.
We had this bathroom, miles from anything, on a hillside. So it had to have sub pump for the waste. it stopped working. No one could figure out
why.the floor drain backed up and there was 6 inches of dirty water on the floor. I was sent to agonize over this bathroom for days. Could not find
out what was wrong. I begged the boss to look. We stood there adn stared, trying to figure out this floor. He said wait a second. He went to the
maintenance room. I heard a loud bang and a suction noise.(I imagine that is how the titanic sounded when it sunk) and strike me down if I am
the sewage, that has been gathering for days, shot out of every toilet, every sink and the floor drain about 5 feet into the air.
I have never seen anything like it since.
My jaw dropped. There was like an inche of mud and sewage on teh floor. My boss turns to me and goes. Well, get the hose out of the truck. And walks
Ends up a person not knowing the system had turned off the circuit breaker for the sub pump instead of the lights. My boss had checked the circuit
breaker. Would of been really nice if someone had mentioned that option.
Other delightful duties include getting the deer parts that were hit by the trains. (park responsibilty, it was our deer, lol)
dirty diapers in the woods.
cleaning the scum off the fishing pond. (that was interesting, includes skimmers and canoes)
my favorite was the crab feasts people left reeking in the son for a few days.
public bathrooms. enough said. people are gross.
A ranger told me a story once that a crazy guy took his own poo around easter time and drew a bunny on the wall of the bathroom and stuck jelly beans
actually what would freak me out most was opening a bathroom that had been closed for any duration, for there were dead wolf spiders everywhere.
appreciate your park personal folks!