Growing up in America, schools hired janitors. That was normal. When I went to school in Ghana, the schools also hired janitors.
As far as I knew, that’s what schools, offices, and every other building full of people did – they hired janitors.
When I came to Japan, I learned that schools here don’t necessarily hire janitors. Children are put on rotation for cleaning duties, such as sweeping floors, wiping windows, and scrubbing the bathroom floors.
I always joke that’s why Ryosuke’s so much better at cleaning than I am. He has more practice.
(and, of course, since he’s better at it, he should be the one doing it, right? Haha)