Blessings to All in the Cleanup,
When I went to CHS there was a gentle man that cleaned up after all of us. Everybody knew him as Mr. Woodke. He was a tall and slender man from my memory with a smile and a word of encouragement.
I saw some of the messes that janitors and Mr. Woodke made disappear. Some of those messes were caused by me with vomit and diarrhea on the school bus and school restroom floors.
There were some times when I stopped and watched Mr. Woodke do his proficient laborious work, and thought boy I'm sure glad I'll never have to be a janitor.
When the three of us bought Englewood Law Bldg. there was no daytime janitor when unexpected restroom messes occurred.
I guess I found myself doing the cleanup since no one else had much interest.
One day I came into the men's restroom and there was sewage all over the floor from the toilet, to the urinal, to the sink and yes even by the door. The Shop Vac was available, but some of this would take a bucket and work by hand. The shop vac ELB had was similar to #1 pictured in this ad.
As I worked and started to gag, I started to get angry, and thought why do I, as a licensed attorney, have to do the worst of janitorial work that I told myself I would be able to avoid? I would like to claim I remembered our Good Shepherd Who lowered Himself to be a servant for us, but I didn't. As I picked up the waste by hand with my rubber gloves, I thought of Mr. Woodke, and Don, Jan, and Laurie of the night shift, and told myself I needed to do a better job cleaning this up so there will be less of a spec and span job left for the real professionals.
INCOMING SALVO…THE ONLY GOOD WILL…4 MAY A.D. 2022
Counting it all joy WHEN WE CHOOSE TO LEAVE OUR OWN WILL BEHIND,