So, I finally had to put my foot down.
I'm not big on confrontation. It takes a lot for me to actually step up and say something. But I had had enough.
The dog shit. In the office.
There is one particular dog who does the majority of the shitting in the office. Now, I have trouble telling these animals apart. They all look like evil beasts to me. But from what others told me, this one dog was the most frequent culprit.
And recently, another doggy load was left in the hallway near the front door. And that was the tipping point, or the tipping shit, if you will.
I yelled, "hey! your dog shit in the office again!"
The owner came over, laughed, laughed! Before cleaning it up. Laughed!
Minutes later, she came into the writer's room holding the bowel challenged mutt. Someone mentioned that her dog keeps doing this, trying very politely to suggest she do something about it. But she kind of giggled and blamed other dogs, though admitting that he had been the guilty pooper a couple of times.
Well that was it for me. The words exploded out of my mouth like, well, like a dog after consuming barbecued ribs and soda.
"I think once should be the limit!"
All eyes turned to me. I suddenly was aware of the fact that I said it a little too loudly. Awkward silence. It had gotten weird, but I couldn't hold back now.
"Cause you know, anything more than once, seems excessive...when it comes to shitting in our office".
I trailed off on the last part.
She was stunned. And looked like she was about to cry. No one said anything. Finally, she just shuffled back to her desk, Activia-dog in hand.
Strangely, no one said anything to me. I was confused, wasn't that pretty awkward? I thought maybe it wasn't as bad as it felt. But then the next day the guy across from me, completely randomly goes:
"Dude, once should be the limit!"
"I can't believe you said 'once should be the limit', after that I buried my head in my computer. I couldn't look at her, it was too awkward".
Okay, it was as bad as I thought.
Well, it had to be said. And it totally worked too. Now the dog has stopped crapping in our office, now he just pees.