Mop guilt.

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You walk three steps into a room and then look up to find a man holding up a mop and looking up at you.

He probably doesn't mind that you've just stepped onto his freshly mopped floor -- someone was bound to do it, and you needed to walk through the room either way -- but still, it was pristine, and he was almost finished with the room, and you blundered right into it.

It's a sad feeling.

nabisco (nabisco), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 21:53 (eighteen years ago) link

think of the mop man like the buddhist monk making his sand mandala, you have now both done your part in affirming the impermanence of the physical.

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 21:59 (eighteen years ago) link

I just walk lightly with a sort of sheepish "So sorry!" look on my face. No guilt whatsoever, he should be mopping at 3am when nobody's about.

andy --, Wednesday, 26 April 2006 22:04 (eighteen years ago) link

be sure to tell the mop man about your monk vision, he will be thrilled.

estela (estela), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 22:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Aw nabisco, now I'm sad! Its like when I see someone who's just bought an icecream and they drop it on the floor :(

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 22:58 (eighteen years ago) link

coming home from the ripe gig last week i bought a pie that dropped on the dirty dirty ground the second i opened the bag :(

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 23:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Serves you right for not getting a souva Jim. That shit bounces.

S- (sgh), Thursday, 27 April 2006 01:04 (eighteen years ago) link

bit far out of my way sadly

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Thursday, 27 April 2006 01:25 (eighteen years ago) link

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