This is a thread in honor of Clever Clogs, LLH and Californication. It is a spinoff of the 'BH is quiet ATM thread.' ***warning - this is an unimportant fluff topic. If you are easily annoyed by fluff then turn away now before the thread goes down the crapper. Pun intended.***
Is there such a thing as toilet etiquette in the workplace? Are there things that peeve you off about people's usage of your workplace toilet?
Here is a list of toilet etiquette according to VicPark. Feel free to disagree or add your own no-no's.
1. If you want to do a dump don't chose a cubicle next to someone if there is another one free! (the bigger the separation the better!)
2. If you plan on doing a nr2 then place a couple of sheets at the bottom of the toilet first in order to minimise the splash back sound effects.
3. If you leave pee drops on the seat wipe them up with toilet paper.
4. If you leave other markings (red/brown etc) then grab a cleaning wipe from your bag and clean! (Everyone should have cleaning wipes in their bag).
5. Don't leave little bits of tampon wrappers on the floor. If you drop them pick them up. If the sanitary napkin bin is full then put the rubbish in your handbag. If you didn't bring your handbag then take the rubbish and put it in the first bin you come to with free space.
6. If you anticipate your nr 2 may involve a musical production to rival Mozart then wait until the toilet block is empty. Or use the disabled toilet (as long as there are no disabled people in need). Your work colleagues don't want to hear a sixth grader learning to play the recorder so they definitely don't want to hear your symphony.
7. If there are multiple people in the toilet block and someone accidentally does something audible/embarassing then whoever flushes first gets to exit first. In order to save face whoever else is in the toilet block has to wait until the first person has fully exited the block before coming out of their cubicle. This way no one ever knows (for sure) who did what.
That's all for now I will try and think of more later. You may ask why the focus on workplace toilets as opposed to other public toilets? Good question. I have to admit it's the knowing what my workmates are doing in the toilet that I find freaky. If I'm at the local shopping mall toilet - I'm not as concerned. Or worried about embarassing myself for that matter.
Good night and you're welcome.