Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Poor Bathroom Etiquette

I just walked into the bathroom at work and there was a guy at a urinal having a conversation with a guy in the stall. I hope I'm not the only one who finds this kind of behavior disturbing and unacceptable.

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Toast said...

Completely unacceptable. Makes me insane. Conversation in the men's room in general is unacceptable. Talking to someone in a stall is beyond the pale.

Miranda said...

Lol...I hear you I agree...Im just thankful us girls have no urinals. Though I have been in some mens washrooms where they have sinks that are foot operated...thats pretty cool. oOyeah I know simple things.

Robert Bayn said...

It's only acceptable in a gay club where you plan on having sex, HAHA!

Me4Prez said...

After being in the Army where sometimes we had toilets in a row of 20 on both sides of the wall with no dividers, nothing is really disturbing anymore. Why, if you are the only one in there does the person have to come sit next to you?

Christiana said...

What's the problem exactly? Does talking break your concentration or something? ;)

Chris Howard said...

Unbelievable. I can tolerate a little conversation at the sink, but even at the urinals is suspect. But when a guy enters a stall, he passes into another plane, where communication ceases.

Here's a question a friend and I were asked once by a female friend - If a guy's in there and he runs out of toilet paper, what does he do? My friend's answer was you use your underwear and go commando for the rest of the day.

John Howard said...

What's the problem exactly?

Wow, where do I begin? It's just disgusting. First of all, I'd rather not have to think about anyone going to the bathroom in the first place. Sure, we all do it, but it's not an impression of anyone I want to carry around with me. Second, if you're someone I know and have to work with and see everyday, I'd really rather not know when you're in there, any smells or sounds that happen to come out will forever be associated with you when I see you in the hall or in a meeting, and I don't need that shit in my head. And having an entire conversation in there just magnifies these things. Disgusting.

John Howard said...

I've never understood how anyone could run out of toilet paper. I always, always check before I go, because, well it doesn't take any time and it's pretty fucking important to me at that point.

Oh, and don't get me started on people using the toilet paper roller like it's a fucking toilet paper shelf. Lazy fucks, you've obviously got the few second to spare to put it on the roll.

Toast said...

Second, if you're someone I know and have to work with and see everyday, I'd really rather not know when you're in there

(Phil looks under the stall divider and recognizes Bob's shoes)

"Morning, Bob."

"Morning, Phil."

"Ready for the 9 o'clock?"

"Should be. I skimmed the PowerPoint doc. You sent out."

"Great. Hey, your shit smells pretty rank this morning. You OK?"

STP said...

I am more ok with this then people talking on their cells while in the bathroom. I have seen that one about 5 times in the last few weeks. Ugh!

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

STP -

The worst is when you're on the phone with someone, and their voice sounds kind of funny, but you can't figure out why until you hear the flush. I am not OK with that.

Oh, and the whole conversation in the restroom thing doesn't work for me either.

maurinsky said...

The worst is when you're on the phone with someone, and their voice sounds kind of funny, but you can't figure out why until you hear the flush. I am not OK with that.

Oh. Ew. I'm not OK with that either. But I'm a mother, I haven't been able to use the bathroom without talking or being interrupted for 16 years.

My toilet related peeve is regarding public restrooms. I don't care for them, generally speaking, and will avoid them if at all possible, but sometimes, it's not possible, and then you have to encounter two behaviors that many women who use public restrooms engage in:

1. The paperer - this is the woman who will line the seat with toilet paper. I support this in theory; in practice, it usually results with toilet paper on the floor, which is gross - if you must paper, please pick up after yourself.

2. The hoverer - this is the woman who will squat above the seat lest her delicate flesh come into contact with the germs of others. Hoverers are often the people responsible for making the public restroom disgusting in the first place, because women don't have a handy gun to point the stream in the right direction.

Oh, and then there is the inexplicable third annoying thing - the person who does not make sure their flushing was effective. It only takes a minute, make sure there's nothing left in the bowl for the next user.

Rob the Dirty Liberal said...

Not a fan. Not even a little.

Anonymous said...

sometimes i talk to myself with i pee. does that count?