Messy Common Room

Came out of my apartment to wake the dormitory this morning, and discovered that the hallway and the common room were trashed. Garbage everywhere, a couple of upturned soda cans with contents soaked into the rug: a genunie mess.

My colleague went a little ape-sh*t about it. That’s really the only word that can describe it. He laid into a couple of kids, and got really furious. My solution was less angry, but simpler. “I am leaving for breakfast in a few minutes. EIther this common room and this hallway are clean when I leave, or I am taking no one to store this weekend. At all. We will go exactly nowhere. You don’t do this to us — not on grandparents’ day, not this late in the year. Get it clean, get it done now, and I don’t much care how.”

I can hear the rustle of garbage bags and the whine of the vacuum cleaner, even now.

4 comments

  1. In a sense, it did bite back…

    because the kids responsible for doing it didn’t clean it up. The kids who are responsible to begin with, and wouldn’t do such a thing, did. So that wasn’t very successful.

    By run… do you mean I should take some, or I should give some? 🙂

    Also, in early-to-mid-June, would you be interested in being part of an Exalted one-shot, or possibly many-shot?

  2. “Get it clean, get it done now, and I don’t much care how.”

    That last cluase may bite you in the ass.

    Ugh. You have my deepest sympathies.

    Also, you should really run some workshops on dealing with pre-teen boys.

    later
    Tom

  3. “Get it clean, get it done now, and I don’t much care how.”

    That last cluase may bite you in the ass.

    Ugh. You have my deepest sympathies.

    Also, you should really run some workshops on dealing with pre-teen boys.

    later
    Tom

    • In a sense, it did bite back…

      because the kids responsible for doing it didn’t clean it up. The kids who are responsible to begin with, and wouldn’t do such a thing, did. So that wasn’t very successful.

      By run… do you mean I should take some, or I should give some? 🙂

      Also, in early-to-mid-June, would you be interested in being part of an Exalted one-shot, or possibly many-shot?

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