When Ben Brewster received the bizarre e-mail request during his first week at a new job, he had no choice but to comply.
One of his superiors at a Washington lobbying firm said he’d forgotten his gym bag in the office and asked Mr. Brewster, 27, to bring it up to the fitness complex, which was in the same building.
With the bag in tow, Mr. Brewster searched the workout area and the locker room. No dice.
“I call out his name. I hear a reply from the showers: ‘You can just drop the bag,’ ” he recounts.
Then, to Mr. Brewster’s horror, his colleague emerged from a stall, butt naked and dripping wet, to thank him.
It wouldn’t be the last co-worker he’d see in the buff.