A few years ago, while working in the marketing department of a well-known Silicon Valley tech company, I received a (presumably unintended) medical supply catalog in the mail. Leafing through it, I came across a page listing different types of urine sample cups, which I marked with a sticky note and tossed over the cube wall to my friend/co-worker.
My note said, “See? It could be worse — we could be collecting urine samples.”
She promptly said out loud, “How is that worse? You can wash your hands at the end of the day and go home. You’re done.”
We have perhaps spent too many late nights answering CEO emails and drafting scripts for investor calls. But I would still go on record saying it’s better than handling other people’s urine. (Apologies if you’re reading this and you’re a urine collector. I really do always try to aim well and keep it in the cup.)