Character

Let’s see, how do I explain this? There are two guys working today, one of them being me. I walk into the bathroom and see that the toilet had not been flushed. I attempt to flush it and see that there is no tension on the lever. I open it up and see that the chain has disconnected from the flapper (it has actually happened several times). I quickly repair it with whatever office supplies I feel will do the job best: a document clip and a paper clip.

Here’s the deal, he has got to know that I would find out about it. I sit no more than 25 feet from the break area, I have become the make-shift repair guy for everything in the store, and I am the only other guy here today and will at some point use the bathroom. Instead of telling me that the toilet is broken, he closes the lid on his unflushed urine and leaves without a word.

It has been said that character is defined by what you do when you think no one is watching.

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