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TITLE: The Best Toilet Cleaner In Our Town
By LaVonne Wood
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I always believed if you work hard enough and go the extra mile you could climb your way up the ladder of success. Well, in the past I have held such reputable positions as office manager, income tax preparer, teacher, filing clerk and baker. Yet, never have I received so much heart-felt praise as I have with this delightful cleaning job.
So, am I moving up in the world or has my whole career literally gone down the toilet? I mean, how good can you be at toilet cleaning anyway? I suppose you could just swish a couple times, flush, and wipe a little off the top. But you really haven’t cleaned the pot until you scrub real hard with the brush before you flush. Then make sure you apply a good germ fighting cleaner to the whole tank and especially the handle; (everybody touches it right after wiping). After cleaning the bowl, be sure to clean the under part in front where the yellow urine dribbles down to the floor.
If you get your routine down it should take no more than ten minutes to whip through about three or four stools. As you can see, I have had some experience with this line of work as a maid at a pheasant hunting lodge. Guess that’s why they figured I didn’t need any potty-training. Come to think of it, it could be just my lightning speed that qualifies me as the best toilet scrubber in town?
Now that I’ve spouted off my piece, I want to tell you how I really feel about my new job. I am so thankful that the Lord has provided me with this extra income at a time when it is really needed. I have a wonderful co-worker who is very appreciative of my help. Her former helper is having some medical issues and I am filling in until she is able to work again. I am doing this as a service to her and to our small town that uses our auditorium regularly.
It is a privilege to be of service any way I can for the Lord and to do the best job possible at whatever I do. Though I may be tempted at times to complain about my lot in life, I need to remember it is those small, (or should I say demeaning), acts of service that show the most love and reflects the Christ in us to others (Matt. 23:11).
Oh, by the way, I’m looking for a part-time job washing feet. I think maybe that might put me at the front of the table next to Jesus if I keep my humility on track (Eph. 6: 6, 7).
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