I am very fortunate enough to have a dedicated showerroom on the floor in the building I work on.
Out of 150-ish staff on this floor only 2 of us use the showerroom in the morning.
I usually get to work around 6:30-6:45am, however I like to cool down at my desk and get the staff organised for the day, before I hit the showerroom around 8am.
The other morning showerroom user(who I wouldn't know in a month of sundays - we have only ever met once in the last 6 months he has been using the showeroom - we are very silo-istic here) arrives and has his showers around 7:30am. The one and only time I met him in the lift, he told me he rode from out east along the Koonung Trail into the city.
However my ongoing problem is;
He leaves his shoes, socks, knicks and jersey in the showerroom hanging on a hook. No biggie as there are multiple hooks, HOWEVER:
His clothes absolutely stink to high heaven - even after one solitary ride to work. So you can imagine that if he rides 3 days in a row and doesn't change his clothes, I am at the point of dryreaching when i am in the showerroom. Today is his first ride for the week, however his clothes are still overpowering. And with no fan or ventilation outside the shower recess, the smell lingers.
I have confirmed through others it is not my bad sense of smell and it is infact his clothes.
I have even been accused by several staff members who know I ride, after having walked past the showerroom commented that my clothes stink, only for me to correct them that I don't keep my clothes in the showerroom and I'm an innocent victim of the smell also.
I've tried todate to be polite:
- Put up separate 2 signs on the mirror asking people not leave their clothes in the showerroom - both ripped down very quickly.
- Removed his clothes onto other pegs (behind the door) - so he thinks they are stolen until he actually goes into the room - mini panic attack
- Removed his clothes from the room whilst I have a shower, however the smell lingers (I do replace them after I've used the room)
What other options are open to me?
- Should I put a note on his clothes telling him to not leave his clothes in the showerroom. We have ample jacket cabinets around the floor. To this end, I have my own cabinet that I can store 10shirts, suit, towels, bike bits, shoes, toiletries without any difficulty. He also has the ability to order in a private cabinet if he wishes.
- Should I email all the teamleaders on the floor (I know them) asking they find out who the staff member is and have a quality conversation with him asking that he cease from storing his clothes in the the showerroom
- Throw them out the door and leave them on the floor until he gets the hint (not a preferred option as I'd rather go through the correct behaviours and being vicious will achieve nothing but animosity b/w depts).
There is more to life than being really, really, really good looking