Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Power of Shame

Recently, in the office there's been a problem with someone's personal hygiene habits in the men's room. It's gross and no one wants to see it, but I guess it was tolerable. One of those unfortunate things that happens when you have to share a bathroom with a bunch of other people. Well, that wasn't good enough and some anonymous person decided to take matters into his own hands and he left a note. One day, a single piece of paper with a short, simple letter was taped to the wall above the urinals. It read:

Dear Mr. Boogers,

Stop wiping your snot all over the bathroom walls. It's disgusting.

Everyone else who uses this bathroom

The sign was up for a few days before it came down, and it has worked because the amount of new boogers on the wall has significantly decreased. Ah, the power of shame among your peers and coworkers. It is a force to be reckoned with. Now if only we could find out the secret identity of the sign posting vigilante.

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