Recently a friend emailed me one of those "If Women Ruled the World" gags, and one of the images of a Toilet Seat bolted in the DOWN position reminded me of how I once risked a sexual harrassment lawsuit for a little good clean fun.
At one time we had only one female employee at an office I managed, and she complained about the male employees leaving the toilet seat UP in the one Restroom. After she left for the day I assigned one of my impish subordinates to buy some fishing line across the street at OSCO, and make the toilet seat fast in the UP position.It worked like a charm!
Even with the bathroom lights on, the fishing line was virtually invisible, and the seat was immovably in the UP position. She tried to put the seat down but couldn’t, and not wanting to grant us the satisfaction of admitting that we had “gotten” her, for three days our female employee quietly slipped out to the Gas Station to use the Ladies Room.
Finally, her husband told me what she was doing. We laughed till we cried, then we called off the prank.Considering the fun we had, I considered the $50,000 out-of-court settlement money well-invested.J