The toilets in the bathroom on our floor usually requires two flushes to get rid of everything. I figured that out after about a week in this building. NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO GET IT. I have come across the nastiest shit in those stalls. And seriously people, if you’re flushing a tampon, you damn well better stick around to make sure that shit gets flushed down, because i DO NOT WANT to see that.
This is the same at my workplace – someone actually posted a sign in there that said “PLEASE you may be in a rush STILL double check your flush”. And yet I still have gagged after finding some serious nastiness in there.
There is a girl at my job that apparently pisses e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e I’m talking on the floor, on the seat and on THE WALLS! The rest of us are caught somewhere between horror and curiosity as to how she sprays that everywhere. And one more thing people, courtesy flush. If you are taking a shit and I walk into the bathroom, please, do a courtesy flush.
We (ok I) have a few theories. One involves her being so scary anorexic (she’s veryy thin) that her pelvic floor muscles (? the ones that can be strained during pregnancy and make you go to the bathroom all of the time ) have given up and when she has to go she just has to run to the bathroom and try and get it in. But that still doesn’t excuse leaving your pee everywhere for everyone to find like some sort of prize.
My building has 5 floors. The first floor is a conference hall/recepton area and has a huge bathroom with 25+ stalls.
The rest of the floors are offices and the restrooms are tiny and only have two stalls. It would make sense to the average person that if you’re going to do #2, you’re probably going to want privacy and wander off to the first floor. The nasty hoes in my office just usually go to the floors that they don’t work on and handle their business. Whenever we see someone from a different floor on our floor, we automatically assume that it is not safe to enter the bathroom.
Because I am a classy lady, I do use the first floor. One day, I was in the bathroom and someone entered and parked themselves in the stall next to me. 25+ stalls and they choose the one directly next to me. WTF people?
I don’t understand the question… we are talking about a restroom right? One with toilets? Ya know, the things made for crap?
I agree people are nasty. I make sure to be extra nice to our maintenance team because you could not pay me to clean toilets. My gramma cleaned toilets so I wouldn’t have to. ;-)
But, if you gotta go… where else should you poop? I’m not one of those people can hold a BM all day and I am definitely NOT one who gets freaked out by hearing other women do their business in the next stall because… well, I don’t care. Most of the time I’m too focused on what I’ve gotta do to be worried about how loud you pee. Who are these nosy bitches listening to your poop plop anyway?
People like me, who pee and poop in toilets and stuff, are polite enough to keep matches in their purses just in case it gets a little, erm, loud in the crowd. But in the end, it’s a crapper, and in it people crap. Get over it. (please)
I agree. When you gotta go, you gotta go. Just be as considerate as possible whether it’s #1 or #2 (nice touch with the matches, btw). Follow the campsite rule — leave it the same or better than when you arrived.
My old workplace had only 2 stalls, and there was a woman who would come in, look under the stall and call you out. Like, could I please have some privacy please? Also, I installed one of the those tiny air fresheners to relieve the stank build-up. I think everyone appreciated it.
no, no, I agree with you that when you have to go you have to go. what I take issue with is the lack of basic cleanliness that I seem to encounter more and more. I can tell you the only time I’ve been in a restroom where someone actually lit a match after pinching a loaf is my own house. there is no need for me to see huge things floating in the bowl, left by other women, especially when I’m at work and have other things to focus on. I mean, that is just evidence of someone doing their business and just walking out – wtf?
Hey, you gotta go, you gotta go; just be polite about it. Easier said than done for some people, which I will just never understand. Speaking of, the bathrooms on our floor are shared with the employees of the Starbucks in the building courtyard. I can’t speak for the male employees but the bathroom etiquette, or lack thereof, of the female employees made me swear off all the area Starbucks. If you wander up in your all black ensemble with or without your pretty lil green apron, WE KNOW WHERE YOU WORK: WASH YOUR HANDS! JESUS!
Who are these people who don’t flush or don’t make sure things are clean again? It boggles my mind. When I worked in a bookshop in a very urban setting we saw all kinds of evil things left by people in the bathroom. And the worst part was getting bathroom duty. I still shudder thinking about that stuff.
Once upon an awful time, I worked for five weeks as a counselor of sixteen and seventeen year old art students at a summer intensive. Those little nasty hoes, in spite of the nice, large boxes on the walls that were made for tampon disposal, would throw them in the toilets and not flush. Disgusting. I tried putting signs on the doors about it, and when that didn’t work, held a meeting in which I screamed at them about how nasty and foul such behavior was, and who the hell is stupid enough to do it when there’s a fucking receptacle for your tampons RIGHT THERE. They quit it after that. I hope they don’t grow up to terrorize others with their gross bathroom non-etiquette.
Truth? I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to flush tampons until I got my own place. I mean, I flushed them at my parents house, why not in my crappy apartment? There is nothing worse than be lectured by your landlord about the proper disposal of feminine hygiene products.
i do. i’m totally shit-shy, though, and i don’t know what it is but women are the WORST for just HANGING AROUND in the bathroom. like, can’t you see that i’m sitting here in SILENCE waiting for you to leave?? why do you need to look at yourself in the mirror for 8 minutes!?
Ahhhh. Yes. I’m glad this enrages everyone else, too. Am a back-to-schooler, and you would not BELIEVE the things 18 y.o. girls do to bathrooms. I’ve given Mom-lectures. I am not ashamed. After all, SOMEBODY has to teach these little morons, and if they momma ain’t gonna do it, am going to do my public service. Yes, I have actually sent girls back into their recently-vacated stalls to fix things. Perhaps if we shame people, this ridiculous behavior will eventually die out?
Most perplexing thing? People who flush, but don’t managed to catch the little paper seat cover in the water, so it stays on the seat.
And then they leave it there. Uh, am I supposed to take care of this for you, Princess?
Have never told a man this, but women’s bathrooms are so much grosser than men’s. Is it the anonymity that brings out some women’s Inner Poo-Smearing Three-Year-Old? Rebelling against societal expectations of ladylike behavior? Somebody should do a study, dammit.
You know, considering my issues with poop retention when I’m under stress, I’m so overjoyed when I feel my body wanting to poop, I don’t care where I am. I hit the toilet, and I hit it hard. But I don’t do well in toilet stalls. I literally cannot shit in a stall when someone else is in the bathroom. My body could be filled entirely with diarrhea, and until that person leaves, my butthole seals itself off.
The creeps I work with like to and wait in the breakroom any time a lady enters a stall. They see how long it takes and then go in to smell the bathrooms (there are two) then talk about it loudly in there cubicles – in Spanish though.
No need to tell me I need a new job.