Cleaning Shit / New Year

Someone shit on the floor in the bathroom where I work. Seriously. Someone shit on the fucking floor. And it’s my job to clean it up. Fuck. This isn’t worth minimum wage, I think. But then I clean it up anyway. I wear gloves but it still makes me feel like I need a hot shower. Need to wash everything. All of me. Because feeling dirty really brings out my OCD. I get stressed just thinking about having to drive home in my car without showering first. I feel like my hands are still covered in shit. I feel sick. But I suck it up and I finish my shift. Then I drive home in my car without showering first. And, finally, I clean myself off. I change into some fresh clothes. And I sit down at my desk. I take a breath. Then I tell myself that I’m going to quit that shitty job. This year I’m really going to do it. I tell myself that I’m going to finish my book, too. This year. This is the year that it will really happen for me. I tell myself it will. Only, I know that it probably won’t. Fuck a new year. It’s all the same shit.

44 responses to “Cleaning Shit / New Year”

  1. That’s just fucked up – crapping on floor

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    1. people are fucked up man

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  2. I have heard this happens and dream up elaborate tales as to WHY??? Just why?

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    1. who knows… people are nasty animals

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  3. You’re completely brilliant. And you need a drink. Yep. Different year. Same shit. But if you want to finish that book, maybe you need more than one. Just sayin’.

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    1. hahaha ya itll take a lot more than one to get thru the rest of my book.. but i think im up for the challenge haha

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      1. A good challenge will keep your mind tuned!

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  4. Well I really wish that for once you do believe in yourself with that.

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    1. confidence has never really been my thing

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      1. Neither mine but we can try

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      2. ill pretend as best I can

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  5. Sounds like you need some hardcore S&M metal to start your New Year.
    Always cheers me up…
    Happy New Year!!!

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    1. missed this comment… but happy (late) new year

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  6. You can definitely get a better job an why not finish your book?

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    1. we’ll see. i kinda think all jobs are probably shit though. and i know the book will happen.. it’s just gonna take some time

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      1. Some are definitely shitty jobs!

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      2. but who knows.. maybe ill find a better one this year

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      3. I hope you do. 😀

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  7. “And I sit down at my desk. I take a breath. Then I tell myself that I’m going to quit that shitty job. This year I’m really going to do it. I tell myself that I’m going to finish my book, too. This year.”

    I know I don’t know you, haven’t been following you long, but I am rooting for you. Sometimes we need someone crapping on the floor to make us realise what needs to change. This is not profound, it’s just the truth. X

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    1. definitely puts things in perspective.. and thank you

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  8. People suck. I keep telling myself “this year” too. Maybe this year. …

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    1. maybe if we say it enough it will actually happen.. or maybe not

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  9. I hope you do finish your book. We’d like a book from you.

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    1. well you’ll be the first to know when i do.. thanks for reading

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  10. Hmm the old pooper scooper jobs … sincerest commiserations!
    And Happy ‘same shit, different year’ New Years to you … I do hope you write a book though: I’d read that 🙂

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    1. thank you and same to you… and i am working on my first novel now, i hope to have it done in a few months … give or take a few months haha

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      1. My sort of timeframes … Nice and Good Luck 🙂

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      2. thank you

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  11. I feel your pain! As a first aider at work we are the only ones who are allowed to clean up ‘bodily fluids’. Recently a bloke shit himself and managed to get to the gents to take his pants off, he must have stood in his own crap as it was every where, it took me 2 hours to fully deep clean on my own, I really don’t know how I stopped myself from throwing up.

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    1. jesus christ what a mess. good for you for dealing with all that haha

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  12. In some ways, I feel I’ve been cleaning poop my entire life. But I’m pressing forward. You’re an eloquent writer – so clear, so vivid. Keep writing. I applaud you!

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    1. haha metaphorically it applies to almost every job and task and chore… and thank you, that is very kind

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  13. I never could understand celebrating a new year. All I can hope is that this year will be better than last year. I’ve quit a few jobs. That can be a good thing. I’ll pray for you to find a better one.

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    1. thank you

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    1. or in this case SS, DY .. thanks for reading

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  14. Simply Expressed Avatar
    Simply Expressed

    A post about shit didn’t feel like shit. It was still good. So, just as you did, clean the filth up in your life, and write that book. All the best!

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    1. thank you, that is very kind. ill try my best. and well wishes to you, too

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  15. The Lazy Thinker Avatar
    The Lazy Thinker

    The new year truly is all the same shit!!

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    1. yup hahha

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  16. That’s abut as real as life gets right there.
    humbling comes to mind.
    i do like the idea of publishing, i would totally back that.

    i’ve actually been thinking about stealing one of those “free” magazine paper boxes with a lift lid,printing a bunch of poetry with a blog site link,write “free poetry” on the side with spray paint,and drop it off in the middle of the most populated area i can find.

    …..i’ve already been scoping paper boxes lol

    well penned piece

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    1. haha damn that’s a fucking great idea. do it. also, thanks for reading. im glad you liked it

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      1. it’s like the business model for “random acts of flowers” but instead its” random acts of poetry” lol.

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      2. right on. now i wanna try it

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