I had an epiphany today about why I do not like my project.
I was the one with enough rare free time and wanted to go to one of my favorite places for carry-out lunch and I asked other people to come with me and keep me company and and help out. Alas they were too busy, but not too busy to give me food orders.
I went to “The Lime Truck” to get the food with a copy paper box lid which would help me carry it all. It was a pain covering the food in foil while balancing the drink in the upturned lid but I managed. It was a pain getting it into the car when people parked close on both sides but I managed. It was a pain getting the food into the elevator and up to the 9th floor but I managed. It was a pain getting the door leading to my office open and I didn’t manage.
The heavy auto-locking door leading into my office from the elevators slipped and smacked the food tray, causing the drink to flip up and the tray to go sideways, the drink ended up getting caught between the door and the box, crushing and spilling sticky sweet mango aloe water all over the floor and some of the food.
This all happened in front of a conference room half full of people, the conference room is walled in glass so they saw me after hearing the *smack* *crush* *spill*.
No-one came out of that room.
No-one came out to ask if I was okay.
No-one came out to help me clean all the mango-aloe shit off the floor.
They were too busy. Just like all my team was too busy to help me carry a tray of food into the office by opening doors.
They were too busy like all the people who don’t pick up the paper towels when they don’t go into the trashcan of the mens bathroom. Too busy like the people who don’t wipe off the counter after their coffee-related chemistry experiments or microwave physics experiments bubble up and blow up all over it. To busy like the people who spill drinks on the stairs where people could slip and hurt themselves.
I know this because I have cleaned up after all of them, and I’m pretty fucking busy most of the time.
I don’t like this project, because people are made to be so busy all the time that they can’t be decent human beings. It appears a majority are no longer interested in doing the right thing. Just the quick thing.