Tuesday, September 12, 2006

potty talk

Here at work we don't have a private bathroom, we share a bathroom with the rest of the office park. Does this suck? Yes. Do I regularly cringe when I have to use the public restroom? Yes. After using the bathroom do I ever wonder what the hell is wrong with people? Oh God Yes!

I understand the courtesy flush, and every time I hear the courtesy flush coming from another stall I say a very loud thank you in my head to that person. "Thank you so much for sparing me while I try to pee and get the hell out of here before you kill me with your fumes. Thankyouthankyouthankyou"

What I don't understand is do people think the one courtesy flush is enough? Do they think that anything that happens after that courtesy flush will magically disappear and therefore, why flush again? I'm right on the verge of making signs that explain "You still need to flush AFTER your courtesy flush. We don't have little toilet gnomes that will flush for you once your ass leaves the seat. Really all it takes is a second flush to help save my sanity. And if you do it, I won't have to wait outside the bathroom to make you flush. No one wants that."

Just call me: Regan, protector of bathroom etiquette and flush monitor.

I need a hobby.


  1. Oh my god, I totally remember those bathrooms. When I worked in that building one of my co-workers put a note in the women's stall that said, "If you sprinkle while you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie." Maybe they've finally taken care of the sprinkling problem and have now forgotten to flush.

  2. Thank you for handeling the sprinkling problem. I say I want private bathrooms, but our San Francisco office's are right across from the receptionist and not sound proof. I can't decide which situation is worse.