Thursday, July 22, 2010

Truth Thursday's - Toilet Edition

Yay it's back!!! I missed it a lot last week but that's okay it was well worth the cause!!! This week I wanted to bring up toilet ettiquette, there are several things that bother me about restrooms and here are five that I've come up with!!!

1. Talking while in a stall is not only disruptive to your bodily functions but inappropriate and rude.

2. Talking while on a cell phone in a stall is even worse.

3. Leaving the toilet unflushed makes you seem like an animal (yup, a pig).

4. Leaving toilet paper hanging all the way to the floor isn't only disgusting it's wasteful and unsanitary.

5. Don't use the excuse that you don't liked the way the soap smelled, please wash your hands, it only takes seconds.

So I would say there truths, not only mind but I'm sure quite a few others. My mom also wanted to add one as well, we find that if there are several stalls that are open in a bathroom please refrain from using the one directly next to another person, they already feel uncomfortable enough in an open space and you don't need to be rude and join right next to them.

I'd love to hear if you have any of your own!!! Bring it! You know you want to jump in...

43 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

This will never happen but I would love to see this become expected:

In men's rooms, especially here at work, please don't walk into the stall and piss all over the toilet seat and the floor when there is an open urinal. I know urinals smell and are just nasty in general but for those of you with poor aim they do actually catch more of your urine.

The execs and old guys seem to have more trouble with this than others.

Thank you, that is all.

Kristi said...

Jen - I loved reading these, they made my morning and cracked me up! I have to say on my list of pet peeves that "open stall" one is pretty up there. It drives me insane and makes no sense. Just go one down people!!! I mean, really. How hard is that?

Summer said...

I turn to ages-old toilet stall poetry: 'if you sprinke when you tinkle, please be sweet and wipe the seat.'

Vicki Rocho said...

hahahahaha. It's Toilet Thursday for us, isn't it? How funny we were both thinking about bathrooms today!

I am happy to report that I don't think I commit any of the sins above. (whew)

Christina Lee said...

These are great and your mom's, I totally agree with. Matthew's is an interesting one too!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Amen to that. It makes me shudder when people walk out without washing their hands. Gross.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

You know where there are the most beautiful, clean, roomy, fresh-smelling public toilets in the world? Heathrow International Airport in London. I was very impressed. And I've heard Japan has some nice public commodes, too.

LOL! What a conversation!

Crystal Cook said...

I have never really took the time to look but do some 'grown ups' seriously not wash their hands??? SERIOUSLY??? I have to keep reminding my five year old but adults? COme on people. I concur with all your toilet ettiquete rules :)

And Summer's comment is hysterical! What a fun post Jen :):)


Hey do you have a Winco grocery store out by you? Because we just got one and guess what they carry for 50 cents each? KAZOOZLES!! I am so in heaven :)

Candyland said...

Ha! YES! AMEN! And don't talk to me from the other stall while I'm trying to urinate please. It takes mad concentration.

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you sweetie for the giveaway love:))) Muah :)

Hahahah...I love this post...It so true...even if the soap would have a bad smell you still have to wash your hands...LOL....

Kisses and have a lovely Thursday:)

Janet Johnson said...

True, true, true! Amen.

Sitting Behind Homeplate said...

Please wash your hands THEN grab the paper towels. I hate, just hate it when I hear someone pushing the handle down for the paper towels right after leaving the stall then washing their hands. Come on! We know where your hand was so clean it first!!

Connie

Teenage Bride said...

Jen this was hilarious. I hate when people pee on the seat, come on is it really that difficult?

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL Makes me want to run out and use a public toilet now! Love your mom's thought. I always try to leave a space between.

Emily White said...

Oh my goodness! The talking! It is awful! I am so pee shy. I must pretend I am the only person in the bathroom and it is far too difficult if someone is talking to me.

Here's another one: Ladies, close the lid. You know which one.

Meredith said...

Haha, I love bathroom etiquette! Some people can be so astonishingly unsanitary and rude.

Jayne said...

This post did make me chuckle. I totally agree with all of these! Folk that 'drip' on the toilet seat is just so nasty. And folk who drop sanitary products on the floor instead of putting in the bin provided, I mean... eugh.

Jaydee Morgan said...

People actually talk on cell phones in the bathroom? Ewwww....I hope no one ever calls me while they're doing their business!

aspiring_x said...

agreed on all counts.
in jr. high the vp decided to conduct an experiment. he stood at the threshold of one of the boys' rooms during every passing period and tallied how many of them washed their hands. throughout the ENTIRE day, only TWO boys washed their hands. in afternoon anouncements, he warned all the girls to think twice before holding their boyfriend's hand! yuck!

Shelley Sly said...

These are sooooo true! When I see someone step out of a stall and not wash their hands, I just want to yell at them. They're spreading germs everywhere! And really, flushing is NOT hard. I wish more people would do it.

Haha, great topic you've got here.

Indigo said...

I agree with all the above and would add it's rude to block the only sink in the bathroom, when you know someone is waiting to use it. If your primping takes more than a minute, move aside. (Hugs)Indigo

Amanda Sablan said...

These are all very funnily true. :)

And please, please, PLEASE, people, learn how to aim! I can't tell you how many times I've walked into a bathroom only to find pee on the toilet seat. There should be no excuse!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh. Yeah. Pee on the seat makes me so mad.
Here's a story. When I was a reporter, I did a phone interview with a young man and part way through our conversation I heard the toilet flush! Dude. You did an interview in the toilet.

Lenny said...

this is a fun post. my brother taught me that after you dry your hands on that paper use it to pull or push open the door cause if you dont youre just gonna touch all the germs from the ones who didnt wash their hands.
...smiles from lenny

Talli Roland said...

Oh, I SO agree with every one of these, Jen!

I hate it when there are more than two stalls and someone comes in right beside me. I have performance anxiety as it is!

Thank you for bringing all these issues to people's attention. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I also hate it when people (my son) can't be bothered to wipe the seat after they pee.

And let's not start on the outhouses at campsites. ;)

E. Elle said...

Oh, I must add, "if there are other available stalls, don't use the handicap bathroom. You don't want to be the reason little ol' Gramma in her wheelchair wets herself (or worse)."

Thank you for bringing a smile to my face today, Jen! <3 you!

Robert Guthrie said...

SIT DOWN. To men and women.

I've heard that some older women don't like to sit; they hover & therefore splatter.

The seat is not where the germs are unless a splattering man or woman was just there.

Be the change you want to be in the world.

Clara said...

Oh hail yeah Jen! I have one:

If the person next to you farts really loudly...give him/her a break, everyone`s human.

lol, I remember this one time, I entered the bathroom and someone farted so loud (but it wasnt any fart, it was THE fart that preceeds poo.) I ran outta there as quickly as I could.

Lydia Kang said...

Oh gross! Toilet discussions! I agree with all the toilet etiquette. Let's all make the world less gross, starting with the bathrooms, shall we?

Tahereh said...

omg EWWWWWWWW some people are so grossss..

Jolene Perry said...

Thanks for the laugh!

To add - If your stall is out of TP, please warn the next person walking in.

Misery said...

Oh my God this is brilliant :) And, yes, talking is terrible. What has always bothered me - since high-school, was when two girls were walking into one stall together, and talking there and giggling and, you know, why one couldn't wait for another outside? We had these two girls in my class who were always using one stall toghether (they were sort of sharing stall?) and no one could understand why they did that.

:)

Terry Stonecrop said...

These are all so funny! The pissing on the seat is the worst.

I learned quite young to always grab toilet paper and wipe the seat because sometimes you can't see it until you sit in it. Gross! It's also a good way to be sure the stall isn't out of paper.

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

Oh! I have one!

When someone is occupying a stall, do not knock on it a million times!!!

Grrr.

Aubrie said...

Uh oh. I talk to my friends/coworkers while I'm in the stall.

Oops!

... Paige said...

that covered pretty much everything I can think of ... except the big DON'T PEE ON THE SEAT, even hover'ers don't like to hover over that

word verification:
tryme
No kidding :-)

The Words Crafter said...

I'm still laughing, but I gotta tell ya...I work in daycare. We have a boy's and a girl's bathroom in the hallway. Teachers use these, as well as the kids. It is not uncommon at all to be in the stall next to a child who wants to talk to you, or sing, or ask silly questions. We have male teachers, too. Ask how many times we've walked in on each other in the process of checking on our kids? OMG, talk about some boundary destruction! Now, it doesn't even bother me to talk to a male co-worker standing in the doorway (where the sinks are) while I'm pottying...we're family...in public, though, uh, NO!!!

Eva said...

Talking in the stall is the worst. I can't stand it. Happy Thursday!

MT said...

I haven't read the other comments, so maybe someone already said this...but you know that convenient box on the wall? Close the lid!

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Amber Tidd Murphy said...

If your stall won't lock, keep your palm pressed firmly against it while you do your business, so that I may not walk in on you.

Thank you.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

haha! I love toilet humour (geez, what does that say about me?)

My toilet peeve is reading disgusting graffiti on the inside of the toilet door. Who wants to read 'You fuckin cunt' while trying to do your business???