Recently in our employee cafeteria they replaced the open garbage can at the coffee bar- intended to hold cream & sugar empties and stir sticks- with a foot operated, lidded garbage can about three steps away from the coffee bar. Kind of a pain in the butt, really. So, today, I grab my second cup of coffee, mix in my goodies, walk the three steps, press down with my foot, deposit my Splenda empties, go back three steps, put on my lid and go to the check out.
Here's how it went from there:
Me: Have I told you that I don't really care for the new foot operated garbage can over there?
Checkout Gal: Why? Because you have to use your foot on it?
Me: Well, yes, and it is three steps away from the coffee bar.
Checkout Gal: You're pathetic.