Plymouth currently has the highest level of Covid infection since the beginning of lockdown. At the beginning of lockdown ‘sensible’ people in our office wedged all internal doors open and created a one way system in the lobby. The main toilet doors were also wedged open (Of course the toilet cubicles within still had doors and privacy)
Last week the toilet door was un-wedged and closed. I re-wedged it. A day later the wedge was gone. I found another and re - wedged. The new wedge disappeared. The game was now afoot!!!.. I made a new wedge and epoxy’d it to the floor (and bottom of the door) this wedge lasted a week, today it was gone. OK, now it’s personal, Fuck wedges, A baton with pre counter sunk holes has been glued and screwed inside the door frame (Effectively keeping it open, the counter sunk screw heads covered in epoxy) It remains to be seen if this is cuntproof. The next course of action is to simply remove the door…
Or get an office guard pet
I may have missed something, but what was the point of wedging the toilet door open (I’m sure that the inevitable invasion the users’ privacy wasn’t the only reason for doing it) ? Was it ventilation perhaps - which is certainly a good idea ? If so, then would the whole scheme really have been ruined by the closing of just this door ?
When I was at work I had a colleague whose office was opposite the door of the Gents. She was being driven slowly crazy by the unpredictable sound of the Dyson hand-dryer. I can’t imagine where she’d have ended up if she’d had to put up with this too
Ah, yes, that would explain why it started back in Mar 2020. Then the WHO was saying “This is like flu. It spreads by touch. You need gloves. Don’t bother with masks.”.
Of course we now know that this isn’t the biggest worry. There is still some possibility of spreading by touch. But given that folks are going to be touching the handles on the inner doors and the flush handle/button on the loo itself there’s still that problem to deal with. Maybe provide people with an antiseptic wipe and ask them to touch everything with that ? Or just wipe their hands with it before going (you’d hope they’d wash their hands after they’re done).