Custodians and janitors, the world's unsung heroes, never fully get recognized for the gunky gauntlet the rest of the world sends them through every day. Even if you consider yourself a horror story junkie, custodians' terrifying tales will strike a primal fear into you. When you think about it, janitorial nightmares happen daily, committed by people just like you. That's what makes these terrifying recounts so frightening. You know that your coworker, your significant other, or the person next to you on the bus could be capable of dropping a deuce on the bathroom floor and just leaving it there to become as callous as their disregard for janitorial staff. Despite what you might think, your room rate does not, in fact, give you free reign to trash your hotel room.
Though to be fair, many emergency room cleanups occur not because of human apathy but because of genuine sickness, so those infringers get a little leeway. In the end, however, most of the janitor-observed nightmares below happened due to outlandishly libertine lifestyles, ones even the Marquis de Sade would likely take issue with.
"I used to empty the garbage bins on the highway stops. I would drive all day, just to empty 10 bins or so, only needing to do the run twice a week.
"Over the weekend, the bins didn't get emptied for five days, and some clever assh*le filled a bin with fish. This was in the middle of summer. The stench was unimaginable. I've usually got a pretty strong stomach, but that's the first time I've vomited from smell alone. The maggots writhing around in the fish slush didn't help either.
"What was already a horrific sight, was made worse by the fact that the plastic bags we line the bins with (they are just steel cans) had failed from the weight of the fish, so everything was kinda just swilling around in the cans with millions of flies going nuts.
"In the end I had to do my job and bag up that gigantic pile of rotten fish flesh, bit by bit.
"Worst day as a garbage man."
From a deleted user:
"I work at a clothing store and people are disgusting.
"A woman and her two daughters went in a change room, left in a hurry. My coworker goes in after them to make sure there's nothing in there, and the three of them had peed in a plastic grocery bag - it was almost entirely full- and hung it on one of the door hinges."
"Custodian here. One of the students at the dorms decided instead of disposing used tampons in the trash or napkin holders like a normal person would do, she instead threw the used tampons under the oven for an entire year. Just imagine, many bloody tampons just sitting under the oven, getting heated over and over again..."
"Janitor at a strip club. You learn quickly to convince yourself what you're cleaning is just spit. Spit on the urinal. Spit on the chair. Spit spit spit."