My shower’s been leaking. It’s always done it, and even when I put a new shower tray in, and loads of silicone sealant, it was still leaking after a few weeks.
It got so bad that the floor in the bathroom went all wonky and floor tiles started lifting. I didn’t know that’s why the floor tiles were lifting, but the damp had got out of the shower room, into the floor in the bathroom which made the adhesive on the tiles fail.
The reason why was obvious when I went in the shower with my glasses on. Which I don’t normally do, but anyhow…
Though I had lots of ceramic tiles on the wall, the grout that connected them together and sealing the cracks, and making the water run smoothly over them? It wasn’t there. I’d forgotten to grout the tiles.
The business motto is this, I think… It’s all very well having your key employees in place. Key employees are like the tiles on my shower wall. They can be boring white ones, the cheapest that B&Q have, or they can be those funky rectangular ones with bevelled edges, or those expensive natural slate ones. Whatever they are, they’re utterly useless unless they’re all grouted in place, connected, and solid. Thankfully I was able to grout my tiles, and things are much better in my shower room. There are a few cracks in my downstairs ceiling, but things are solid now.
I don’t write this sort of business bollocks very often, but I thought this was worth a post.