By REBECCA SPARROW
Do flight attendants ever do the, er, rumpy pumpy on long-haul flights? Do teachers and schools ever rig those ‘school leader elections’? Do the housekeeping staff go through your stuff when they’re cleaning your hotel room?
These are the kinds of questions which keep me up at night.
But the real question is: do I really want to know the answers?
HELL YES! At least, I think I do.
Last month I found myself both appalled and mesmerized when my friends and acquaintances responded to my Facebook status update: “Profession Confession: what would people be shocked to know about what really goes on in your job?”
And the responses kept coming. And coming. And coming.
There were the obvious (and yet still appalling) food industry ones. The friend who’d worked in a restaurant where the chef hand-peeled carrots on the toilet (excuse me while I GAG). Or washed lettuce in the bathroom sink. And the bakery (which I frequented as a teenager) which I found out would scrape the mold off old cakes and STILL SELL THEM (What. The. Hell?).
But a few other confessions took me by surprise.
One former ‘matchmaking agency’ employee admitted that the photos of the ridiculously good-looking available members were completely fictitious. And those claims about “1000 successful matches” were blatant lies. I knew it!