Cut ’em off at the sneeze

One Louisville Metro office is apparently overrun with snot:

The administration of Mayor Greg Fischer has sought to tackle many problems plaguing Louisville over the last five years, such as violent crime, homelessness, traffic congestion and illegal dumping. But according to a recent email sent to city employees by their manager, there is a new scourge in Louisville that is housed inside Metro Government’s own offices.

Boogers. Lots of them.

Metro Planning & Design Services manager Joe Reverman sent an email to department staff and administrators on Tuesday, calling attention to the little yellow terrors proliferating unchecked within their own office restroom, warning the pick-happy perpetrators of retribution, and advising everyone to be on the lookout for suspicious nostril activity.

And then this email came down the line:

“At no point should anything that comes out of or off a person’s body be wiped/poured/spit or in any way put on any Metro-owned surface (with the exception of items commonly and appropriately flushed down toilets/urinals or rinsed down a sink drain), including surfaces in both public areas and offices,” wrote [Develop Louisville exec Heather] Plowman. “Anyone caught doing so will be punished fully and immediately. If you have any questions as to what constitutes an offensive substance, or if you need assistance determining an appropriate method of disposing of such substances, please see a member of management or human resources.”

Management has yet to finger the culprit(s).

(Via Maggie McNeill.)


  1. JT »

    23 November 2015 · 1:23 pm


  2. fillyjonk »

    23 November 2015 · 1:26 pm

    “You might think it’s funny, but it’s snot.”

  3. McGehee »

    23 November 2015 · 4:17 pm

    “Booger,” said Pooh, and reached for a tissue.

  4. Roy »

    23 November 2015 · 9:09 pm

    Every bodies doing it, doing it, doing it.
    Picking their nose and chewing it, chewing it.
    Thinking it’s candy, but it’s not.
    It’s a hot-snot sundae with a booger on top.

    I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself. We used to sing that when I was a child.
    (And I’m from Louisville, so that makes it even worse.)

  5. Chuck »

    24 November 2015 · 1:29 pm

    This is why I read Dustbury.

  6. CGHill »

    24 November 2015 · 2:44 pm

    For what it’s worth, there are five posts in the last nine years tagged “snot.”

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