Over the years I have had to deal with a lot of stomach turning situations and normally I'm OK with it and simply role up the proverbial sleeves and get stuck in. However when I was asked to have a look at a bathroom recently I started to have second thoughts about just how healthy this job can be sometimes.
I turned up at the job where a very nice lady showed me the way to her bathroom and on route explaining that her two son's lived in the house and that they weren't particularly house proud. She was obviously embarrassed about the state of the place, but I assured her that it wasn't a problem and not to worry.
When we finally reached the bathroom I dropped my tools, took a deep breath and went in. To say the smell was overpowering was an understatement. The boys appeared to like a party and consuming a barrel load of beer appears to have affected their aim. Having a white bathroom suite, with white tiles might have been a bad decision as most of it was yellow now.
I've never been one to turn my back on a challenge, so I set to work stripping out the old suite, bleaching everything in sit and trying to restore some hygiene to the place. Near the end of the job one of the boys wonders past and mentioned that I was doing a really good job and he had no idea how it had happened.
I looked up and pointed out that if the toilet was a pub, they wouldn't have missed it !