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September 29, 2007

Bathroom etiquette

Filed under: Uncategorized — exclusivelyexclusive2 @ 4:53 am

Okay, so we’ve already established that I’m a little weird about certain things and today I was thinking about how particular I am about public bathrooms.

Now if it was up to me, I’d be magically transported back home everythime I needed to pee when I was in public. But this possibility hasn’t become a reality yet, so instead I have to do my best to make the most of the situation by following some rules I’ve developed for myself.

At my old job there was only one bathroom (well two, actually.. But the other bathroom I always considered too nasty to use. My two bosses used it and there was always pee on the seat, or some such other nastiness. It was like my one boss didn’t lift the toilet seat when he was peeing. Disgusting. And the sink they used to wash their hands after using the bathroom was the same they washed the coffee mugs in. Say it together now, “ewwwwwww!”) So since there was only one bathroom, you were forced to use it no matter what condition it was in. This always gave me the creeps and forced me to do a bit(or a lot) of disinfecting pre-pee. And if someone had done more than pee in the bathroom and you went it right afterwards, that was just very uncomfortable. Very. And of course the person who lit it up in there felt busted as you two passed each other in the hallway.

But now that I am at my new job, I have a choice of bathrooms: two floors, each with three stalls in them. So now I have certain new rules: I feel that if you enter into the bathroom and no one’s in the bathroom you should use one of the outer stalls, not the middle stall. Because if you use the middle stall and no one’s in there that means whoever comes in after you has to be in the stall right next to you. And that’s not cool–especially if either person is doing more than peeing.

 Also, I ALWAYS feel that it’s most prudent to flush the toilet one time before using it. It just ensures any radom nastiness is flushed away.

Anyways, I write all this to say because:

a) I wonder if I’m the only person who has these types of rules for public bathroom use

b) I wanted to express my disdain for people who aren’t as meticulous with their bathroom habits as I am.

This blog was a little incoherent as I’m typing at 1 AM. So forgive the disjointedness, but y’all get the picture–public bathroom use reqires fastidiousness.

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7 Comments »

  1. No, EE you are NOT the only one! I have a very similar ritual. What gets me are the people who leave the restroom in such a disgustinly defiled evil mess! I often wonder what their private bathrooms look and smell like!? For this reason I always bring a small spray bottle of 70% alcohol, I would go higher in volume but they say anything over 70%, like 90%, it has the same effect. Anyway…I also include in my kit a small spray bottle of freshner, kleenex, and wipes. There’s nothing like encountering a filthy bathroom when you really gots to go! Unfortunately, some restrooms are just way too filthy and it that case you learn to master the art of holding it. Now some people will say if you gotta go you just go. Not for me! Some how my autonomic nervous system has been reprogrammed in the bathroom department whenever I see or smell a filthy bathroom, i.e., subway! I’m so glad that I’m not really in desperate situations anymore where you have to hold it or there’s a whole lotta nasty bathrooms with all kinds of bodily fluid and wetness all over. Yuck!

    Comment by Lilac — September 29, 2007 @ 5:12 am

  2. LOL: “autonomic nervous system.” Yeah, why aren’t other people as particualr as us? Why do some people just not care about the state of the bathrooms they use? It’s against nature; really, it is.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive2 — September 29, 2007 @ 5:19 am

  3. Agreed! I guess some people aren’t paticular about what kinds of diseases can creep into your skin and in your private areas…

    Comment by Cristal45 — September 29, 2007 @ 5:43 am

  4. Yeah, they don’t care about shiterculosis or pissengitis. Disgusting.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive — September 29, 2007 @ 5:48 am

  5. Well, you are a bit weired, but also normal. Anyone who feels comfortable using any bathroom anywhere is more crazy. I don’t always flush once before using a toilet, but I do roll off some tissue before using any. Now, in terms of stall slecetion, I have a favorite one at my job and I only use that one. It’s the farthest stall from the door into the bahroom. I have installed some specialized items in there such as personal cans of Lysol and Oust. If I could, I would stash moist towlettes in there for cleanliness’ sake, but what would gross me out even more than entering a stinky bathroom is knowing that someone else may have put their possibly pissy and/or shitty hands on my box of most towlettes. Oh hell no!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2007 @ 2:53 am

  6. Hell to the yeah.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive2 — September 30, 2007 @ 2:56 am

  7. Amen! Preach it!

    Comment by Lilac — September 30, 2007 @ 2:56 am


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