Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Stench

So, at work there are two ways to get up to the floor I work on: Stairs or Elevator. Generally I just take the stairs. It’s quicker and it’s better for me in the long run. Well, for the last month there has been this stench from the bottom of the stairs. It was thought that something had crawled under the stairs and died. In some genius fashion the space under the stairs was sealed up, no access. Great, so the facilities crew has been leaving the door to the roof open to air out the stairwell. It helps some, but it’s still pretty bad sometimes. Today at lunch time I found out from another employee that it’s the vent for the buildings sewage system. Generally these things are supposed to be on the roof, and this one was, but no one put the pipe from the first floor to the roof. Now they’re going to fix it, but there’s no telling how long that will take. Until then I’ll just carry a clothes-pin in my pocket. Peee eeeew!