Monday, December 13, 2010

Pick UP Your POOP!

“Pick UP Your POOP!” is a sign being carried by four kids in a Cary neighborhood.

Two boys and two girls, all under 12-years old, decided that some of the adults in their area had been too slack in cleaning up after their pets so the kids created the sign and started going door-to-door to enlist families in an awareness program.

“One old lady shook her fist at my dad when he asked her to clean up her dog’s poop,” said one boy.

These kids are learning some great lessons. Obviously, they are learning teamwork, goal-setting and communications.

But, they are also learning that some folks just don’t care about the mess they make and they have no intention of cleaning it up.

Do you know people like that in your workplace?

So, what do you do?

In the workplace, if you can point out the poop in a reasonable way, some will become aware of it and clean it up, or stop doing whatever the poop-creating activity might be.

Other people won’t care, won’t clean it up, and won’t stop.

At that point, you have some interesting decisions to make, don’t you?

PS. A Zen attitude would simply say, “Pick UP their POOP, throw it away, forget it and move on.” Thinking and worrying and obsessing about their poop causes more friction than the simple task.

1 comment:

  1. Every dog owner must be responsible and should respect the place and other people. Yes, dogs are not like us who know where to go if the call of nature comes, but it is not an excuse not to clean up the poop of your pet. Every time Lassie (my Golden Retriever pet) goes to park or wherever, I bring 2 pooper bags so I can pick up his poop. Before, when he was not trained to pee outdoors, he always pees and poops on the carpet. That's why my wife and I had troubles in cleaning carpet. If the stains are easy to clean, we use detergents and some alternatives for cleaning carpet. But if both of us are too busy, we ask our trusted cleaner for carpet cleaning. Elgin, our hometown, carpet cleaning (Elgin Illinois-based) are truly helpful for families especially for moms who always have busy schedules.