Honestly I'm not sure why it's standard practice to put a line of urinals on a wall with no dividers, and close enough that you could move your elbow out and hit the next person.
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Edit: thank you guys so much for helping my friend out... But I want to disclose that this isn't my survey, it's just be of my classmates that I posted it for because he can't have reddit. So stop asking me questions about the survey because IDK.
This was B.C.(before covid) My family and I were at a breakfast restaurant and it was fairly busy. At one point I get up to go to the restroom and at the same moment, 3 tables try to get my attention. Two put their hands up and another Karen snaps at me. In their defense I was the only person standing in the whole dining room. I could see the waitresses talking by the coffee machine. I look up and down myself for a name tag or a work outfit and look back at all of them and say, "... I don't work here".
Coming from a major germophobe, I think the above statement would be an excellent addition to most institutions. I don’t particularly enjoy the process of opening a door handle with a paper towel, only to hold open the door while I awkwardly aim for the trash can and miss. I especially don’t enjoy the mental decision that follows of whether or not I should re-enter the bathroom to pick it up and repeat the entire process, or to knowingly exit and leave trash on the floor. Oh, and it really is nasty to use a public restroom and not wash your hands afterwards in my opinion.
UPDATE: I didn’t know so many people felt that this issue was as important or as big of a deal as I do, so that is why I thought it unpopular.
I can't tell you how many times I've walked into a public restroom and noticed another person holding in their #2 💩 because they're too embarrassed to let it out. I think if every restrooms had music playing it would make it less embarrassing. Especially when they're grunting or have explosive diarrhea.
I once experienced this at work where I really had to go and was too embarrassed to go in the restroom. Everybody would hear me!! So I had to use the old faucet running trick, but that alone isn't enough to mask the noise of destruction.
I have this anxiety that if someone comes in after me and sees me leave, I will be labeled as a disgusting human.
As a male, I also do this in unisex restrooms so women don’t think ALL men piss on the toilet seat.
Is it gross to wipe down random peoples piss? Absolutely. Will I continue to do it? Absolutely.
Edit: I know it’s only a free award, but it’s still an award, and my first ever at that. Thank you fellow redditor
Edit 2: thank you for my first ever silver AND gold! Never thought it would be from talking about toilets! I really wasn’t searching for recognition, but thank you for the kind words! I guess if we all tried to leave everything we interact with a little better than when we found it, maybe the world would be a better place!
I am not above peeing in a bottle (would just use a tree but I am usually in highly populated phlly so thats not an option.) but at this point during a 10-12 hour day I can only fine 1 or 2 places that will let me use their bathroom. there was a cool wawa who a month ago had a store limit of 12 people and no bathrooms. about 2 weeks ago they changed it to 24 people and bathrooms. yesterday it switch to 10 people and no bathrooms. im about to throw my shit at city hall like a monkey.
So can we quit it with this fear mongering bullshit about little girls seeing exposed genitals in the bathroom? If someone sees someone’s genitals in a women’s bathroom, they were the ones creeping. How is this not obvious?
Hey guys, not sure if anyone else has experienced this before but basically my supervisor has gotten on me about extended restroom breaks and they should only be 3-4 minutes. She has gotten on me because I was in there for 15+ minutes (I ate a whole pizza the night before). How do I politely tell her I have to take a shit sometimes?
Written, literally, as I sit on the toilet avoiding house guests.
Because some of y’all have no idea how to wipe your asses enough. I swear there’s always someone that smells like swamp ass and doodoo in my office and I’m pretty sure they just simply have no idea how to wipe correctly or efficiently enough.
Before anyone starts saying how wetwipes, flushable wipes etc are bad for sewer pipes and lines, believe me I know. But it’s 2020 I think we live in an age where we can create a wetwipes that’s as degradable as toilet paper.
Ending stank butt and swamp ass should be a goal for humanity.
I feel hopeless and at my wit’s end.
Backstory: I own my own business and I drive all day long, picking employees up and dropping them off. I began using menstrual cups because I couldn’t stop every few hours and change a tampon and pads make my skin very red, cracked, and rash-y.
Problem: For the last year, my cups have failed me miserably. I have tried EVERYTHING. I’ve used different cups, I’ve used different methods of insertion, I learned about the vacuum, I looked at anatomy charts to try to figure the best angle to insert it. I learned how to check it.
And EVERY SINGLE MONTH I end up with bloody pants, rushing to the nearest store so I can go to the bathroom, only to reveal a huge bloody mess in my panties and thighs. I cry. I feel humiliated and defeated. I call my boyfriend so he can calm me down and I rinse/wipe whatever I can. I take the cup out and it’s a different story every time: The cup is not full sometimes, the cup is overflowing sometimes, the cup is suctioning so hard on my insides that I cramp harder than I can take (I’ll be immobilized).
The point is: I’m exhausted to the point that I wear red pants to disguise all the leakage I have because I haven’t found any other way.
And today, right when I thought I had it right, I ended up in a grocery store bathroom stall crying like I always do. It’s been a year of this and I don’t know what to do. :(
EDIT: you ladies have given me hope and I’m so happy to know I’m not the only one. I’m going to try reusable pads and period panties! I feel those options really suit my life.
I seriously can’t put into words how grateful I am for your time and thought. Thank you so much for restoring my sanity. You all are amazing. Now I can cry for a good reason!! :,)