I belong to a nice health club. Just by looking at me, you wouldn’t get the impression that I actually work out, but I’m a member. I’ve got that going for me. It does make me feel better to buy memberships and healthy things.
Have you ever seen that guy that’s always working out, yet never seems to make any progress? That’s me. As an “in shape” friend once told me–you can’t outrun your mouth.
Anyway, back to the gym. Inside the men’s locker room we have a hot tub, a cold plunge, a steam room, a sauna, and tons of showers. All of which is just to say that we need lots of towels. The problem is, some guys don’t pick up after themselves. Dirty towels everywhere. Shocking, I know.
Now, there are some really great guys working in men’s locker room, making sure the place is clean and bringing us a constant supply of fresh towels. These workers are the nicest folks you’ll ever meet, and they work for peanuts. The least we could do for these guys is pick up after ourselves. Its common decency, really.
On one recent occasion (which is why I’m writing about this), a fellow gym member must have had five towels on the floor. He then packed up his things to leave, making no attempt to pick up after himself. Another member gently mentioned to him that the towel deposit bins are just a few feet from where he was standing. As you might expect, the towel offender was having none of that, snapping back “I pay enough dues every month, and that’s not my job.”
Actually, our health club requires members to pick up after themselves. That is a member’s only job outside of paying the monthly dues.
At some point, we have all worked with someone who simply will not do their job. Sure, they show up to work. Sure, they answer their phone. To an outsider, nothing looks amiss. But everyone working with them–the people who know exactly what they should be doing–we know that they’re not really doing their job.
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