I’ve been observing a strange phenomenon over the last few months and after much deliberation on the matter I here document my thoughts on the goings on of toilet WC05a.
A number of times a week, although with seemingly no pattern beyond that, cases for disposable contact lenses appear in the toilet. My curiosity was immediately aroused for this seemingly benign event is difficult to explain away with conventional logic. The cases are always empty. The lenses contained have been removed and, one must surmise, inserted into the eye of the person responsible for leaving the cases. They are always left on the side. Either by the sink or even more strangely on the toilet paper holder next to the toilet. A number of possibilities must be considered.
- These are the cases of someone who lives in the hall and therefore has easy access to the toilet. This explanation is dissatisfying however because why would the person not use the sink and mirror in their own room. Perhaps the mirror in their room is broken?
- These are the cases of someone who works in the building but does not live here for example a cleaner. But then why would the cases be left out and not put in the bin. It could also be a member of security but then how and why did they travel from their home to their place of work before inserting their contact lenses.
From the cases themselves two pieces of information can be gleaned.
- The lenses are dailies. Meaning that they need to be replaced everyday. Then why do the cases not appear everyday? Perhaps because the person does not work here every day or that I only see the cases on the days which the person forgets to throw them away.
- Both lenses are for the prescription -3.75 meaning that the person is shortsighted. My guess is that anything past the length of an outstretched hand would be a blur for them. So it would be near impossible to get to work (especially driving) without them in. Perhaps the person also wears glasses?
In conclusion my best guess as to what’s going on: someone who lives here and has a broken mirror in their room ventures to the toilet everyday to put their contact lenses in. Occasionally they forget to put the, now empty cases, in the bin.
Someone who works here part time comes to work wearing glasses. Once at work they put their contact lenses in in the toilet forgetting to put the cases in the bin afterwards.