Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tooth-brushing, Workplace-

While good hygiene is important for any librarian, one should not go overboard. Do not engage in workplace-tooth-brushing unless you...
  • Are about to leave work to go to the dentist
  • Receive anonymous emails complaining about your breath
  • Spent the night alone in the library, drinking in your office
  • Are preparing to make out with a custodian in the broom closet
  • Did something really perverted with your mouth
Otherwise, eat a mint or chew some gum like everyone else.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would add "have braces", because I did have braces a few years ago and had to brush after everything I ate.

CogSci Librarian said...

Is it acceptable to floss one's teeth in the workplace? In the bathroom? In a meeting with colleagues & supervisor?

thanks for your attention to this matter.

Anonymous said...

Is it really so wrong to have an oral fixation?

Julie said...

Yeah, our library director has braces, and not only does she have to brush after lunch, but she has to remove and then reapply rubber bands (which she does at the lunch table). This makes me glad that she only eats with the rest of the staff about half the time.

dj said...

My supervisor brushes his teeth in the bathroom after lunch. Fine. One day though, he did it in the staff breakroom. Grossed me out completely.

Torgover said...

Can we add cleaning your ears with a pen cap.

The Liberry aka Amy said...

Your blog is so fun!

Lettie Rosencrantz said...

Can we add bikini-waxing to this list of staff room gross-outs?

Anonymous said...

And if you MUST brush your teeth at work PLEASE rinse out the sink when you are done. Because seeing leftovers in the sink... is kind of gross. Thanks.

burningwindow said...

hahahahahaha. you're awesome.