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    09-15-2012, 10:04 PM
  #1
Weanling
sweeping the barn floors

On tuesday I was at the barn and there was a puddle in the isle. So I swept that up. Yesterday I was at the barn and there was dirt and fur all over the floor. I swept that up. Today I went to the barn and guess what...there was dirt on the floor... so I swept that up again!

I am thinking about asking the Bo if I can make a sign that says *please sweep up after your horse*.. But if I do make the sign...im worried that the other people in the barn will know that I made the sign and they will make a comment about it.

Im just so sick and tired of sweeping up other people's horses messes.

Today I did a really good job sweeping the barn floor. So it will be interesting to see if the floor is dirty tomorrow when I am there in the afternoon.

Sometimes when im in the barn with other people and there horses....i notice that they don't sweep when there done with there horses. That sort of thing just bugs me. :(

Sorry about the post. I just wanted to tell someone.
     
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    09-15-2012, 10:07 PM
  #2
Weanling
Omg... I didnt relize that I posted the same thing(almost the same)back in may of this year. I feel silly now for posting the same posts..

Im sorry.
     
    09-15-2012, 10:16 PM
  #3
Yearling
LOL no worries, its a pet peeve of mine about sweeping up. All the barns I've been at or worked at had signs posted to please sweep up when finished with all the necessary tools available. I would totally ask to put up a sign, in my opinion its rude to not clean up your mess
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    09-15-2012, 10:26 PM
  #4
Started
Agreed- you are not everyone else's maid. I hate a mess though, so wind up sweeping up after others anyway as well. I have just decided that since no one is *asking* me to do it, then obviously I am doing for my own reasons and probably should not blame others for somehow *making* me do it. Doesn't mean I don't tell them off in my head occasionally though. ;)
     
    09-15-2012, 10:48 PM
  #5
Weanling
Awww...thanks you guys. :)

I'll wait until monday to ask about making the sign.

I wonder if someone will make a comment about it though.
     
    09-15-2012, 10:52 PM
  #6
Yearling
I wouldn't fret about someone making a comment your not their personal maid and they should be mature enough to realize this is a public area and everyone has to do their share. If your worried then get the BO to put it up.
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    09-15-2012, 11:24 PM
  #7
Green Broke
It's definitely a respect issue. Some people have always had someone else clean up after them. They never learned to pick up after themselves. I deal with that everyday at work. They leave things for others to do when they should do it. It's also called being lazy.

Ask the BO to put up a sign or offer to do it. I don't think they would mind. If anyone asks you about it, say the BO asked you to put it up. I would bet the ones that make any negative comments about it are the ones who don't clean up. Just remember that they are not as mature as you are.
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    09-16-2012, 08:55 PM
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Weanling
I was right....the barn floor was dirty today. :(

Someone was trimming there horse's feet and left the clippings all over the floor. So I swept that up along with my mess.

Sigh...
     
    09-16-2012, 10:04 PM
  #9
Showing
Either you sweep the floor because you like to or stop being anal and needing it to be spotless. I always get a kick out of complainers who are also the enablers. You encourage it to happen then you complain when it does.
     
    09-16-2012, 10:17 PM
  #10
Trained
Ask for a sign. So what if people talk? Another boarder told everyone I was abusive for popping a lunge whip while lunging a pony to keep her moving (never actually touched the mare). I shrugged it off.

We had to put up a sign at my barn about cleaning up after yourself after using a wash rack because the trainer would hose off her horse after lessons and leave a muddy mess in the wash rack. It was only that one person that did it, but it was on a daily basis, so we were all peeved. She also started sweeping up after herself in the aisles afterwards. It's really not a big deal.
     

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