It’s a quiet day in the Media Center and the custodial staff is suffering. One of their number was in a car accident so they’ve been trying to get through these last couple of weeks short-handed. Today is Holiday Party day so there is a TON of trash. Since I have a Friday helper I put her in charge and went on a trash run with the custodians for about an hour. There were four of us, three big rolling trash cans and a huge rolling cart that holds a lot of trash, especially when you stack it way to high. We still had to take that out like four times to the ginormous dumpster. It was nuts. And quite a workout!
And they have to do it again this afternoon! I may help then too. Depends.
The weird thing was how people reacted. I expected some raised eyebrows but people were acting like I was doing something so amazing. The head custodian even emailed everyone in the school to toot my horn. I didn’t mean for any of that to happen! I was just trying to help out for crying out loud. I rarely get a chance to lend a hand on anything outside of the Media Center. It felt good to do something else for the school for once. No biggie.