This photo got so much attention on Facebook that I had to take a minute and expand it into a blog post.
Sauce packets sorted, arranged, and labeled. There must be a professional organizer working at this Taco Bell.
I wonder how many professional organizers did this kind of thing in their early jobs? I know I sure did, and my coworkers probably still remember it. (Whether in fond admiration, disdain, or pity–who knows?) There was the supply closet at the movie theater (organized between showings); the angle iron aisle at the hardware store (when I was the day’s extraneous cashier); countless office supply cabinets; and even a foray into decorating when I painted the Employee Service Center office at Target during a shift of answering the phones.
Why? It needed to be done. Was I the only one who thought it needed to be done? Sometimes. But that’s ok. That’s a professional organizer in the making. ;D
Since then I’ve settled back to a more moderate perspective. I still feel compelled to organize things, but only in my own home and/or at a client’s request. No longer simply because it needs to be done. I see the need everywhere, all the time–it’s like having x-ray vision. But I also know that it’s not my place to apply organization just because I can.
So, to the Taco Bell employee who did this–bravo! Have we got a career for you!
But, if it was a customer (or if you, dear reader, know you would have done the same) … how about giving moderation a chance? One important skill that every naturally organized person needs to learn is how not to be obnoxious about it.