Friday, April 17, 2009

"The little guy was kinda funny-lookin'."

From Fargo:

[Marge is interviewing the two hookers whose clients were the two suspects]
Hooker No. 1: Well, the little guy was kinda funny-lookin'.
Marge Gunderson: In what way?
Hooker No. 1: I dunno... just funny-lookin'.

A couple of weeks ago Inam [HB 13 & 16 or 17] asked me to get his some safety glasses. Fine. No problem. Next time I'm downtown I can pick some up. I found some here at the Commissary on our compound so I got them for him. What happened to the pair he had when he worked for us before? The man would wear what looked like scuba diving glasses, a face-mask and gloves when he would clean the bathrooms or do the floors. You'd think I was asking him to clean with industrial-strength chemicals. I'm not. And, I'm not really making fun of him, although it is rather comical, his cleaning get-up. I wear gloves when I clean. Don't blame Iman at all for wearing gloves. I will happily supply gloves. I don't, however, wear a face-mask. Looks like a mask a surgeon would put on - or what the dental hygienist wears. It's only Lysol in the bathrooms, and either bleach or ammonia on the tile floors - diluted, at that! I don't quite get the safety goggles. If I can get his permission to take a picture of him, I'll post it. In the meantime, four days a week when I see him in his get-up, there is no way I can help but smirk.


  1. I washed dishes in bleach, my housemate in ammonia. I retired the bleach to the laundry room and switched over to avoid that special accident of household chemistry (di-chloramines, i just looked it up). If a fellow is so unfamiliar with chemicals that he wants to mask up for Lysol i would not want him to have access to both. And don't tell him that the lysol spray is 180 proof.

  2. I would never allow him to MIX any of the cleaning products, vermindust. Sometimes bleach is available here and sometimes it isn't - when it isn't, we use ammonia. My goodness, I didn't know Lysol was 180 proof! No wonder he wants gloves, a mask and eye protection.

  3. Might be possible, might not. But I won't bet on a typical worker to know chemical constituents & proper safety procedures. In our case, its mostly he-wore-it-so-i'll-wear-it, or in the case of one specific factory worker of my dads', he as an absolute phobia of something falling on his feet. That dude wears safety shoes 24/7. Literally.

    Lysol is 180 proof?! Hmm... *chuckling evilly*



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