If you ever feel like you’re not accomplishing much at work between repeated viewings of Designing Women clips on YouTube, you’ll be delighted to hear that a man in Baltimore spent 39 hours just watching porn on the job during a two-week period last year. That’s 50 percent of his shift devoted to porn. You’re doing better than that, right?

The unnamed man, who worked for a Baltimore water treatment plant, was caught after a sting operation in which his employers watched him watch porn. And it wasn’t even internet porn; it was porn he brought from home on a DVD. On one hand, it’s nice to see someone trying to bolster the lagging sales of movies on disc, but on the other, the employee’s porn viewing amounted to over $1,000, according to the Baltimore Sun. Actually, that’s a pretty low amount, so you can’t completely blame the dude for goofing off, it’s just the porn angle that’s distasteful.

The inspector overseeing the case claims that the worker would have been fired if we he were watching anything else and that porn has nothing to do with his termination—but having known people who work at treatment plants, I don’t know if that’s true. Everyone I knew watched movies constantly. But they also brought their own laptops, so there’s that.

The man’s identity will not be revealed, but you can rest assured that the water treatment plant is now safe from porn (if not rats and other horrifying shit) (and actual shit, because you know what a water treatment plant is, right?).

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