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Friday, November 4, 2011

Bathroom Code of Ethics

Some of you might be uncomfortable with the topic of this post, but I feel strongly that it needs to be discussed and awareness needs to be raised. I might even come out with a line of those rubber bracelet bands and have them say BCE (bathroom code of ethics) because I feel that the word needs to get out.

Many of you will remember a previous post about the management notice that I found in my Nairobi office bathroom - some of what I'm about to say below will build on that post because I think the building management may have been on to something. Long story short, I walked into the ladies room at work and saw this notice on the wall:

Mayfair Suites Office  

1) Do not take reading material into the public toilet
2) Don’t Peek under the doors. Knock if you need to know if it is unattended
3) Stand close enough to the pan or urinal so you don’t dribble on the floor
4) Concentrate when you pee so you don’t wet the seat, walls or floor
5) Sit on the pan if you are unsteady on your feet
6) Ladies; sitting is compulsory
7) Squat only on squatting toilets, pedestal toilets are for sitting on only
8) Avoid messing the toilet seat. If you do, clean up after yourself properly

My favorites are  #3, #4, #5, #6. But I do find that #6 contradicts greatly with 3,4,5 and I guess it bothers me.

Anyways, I was thinking that in my house we could really benefit from having something like this in our bathroom since many things that seem to be common sense apparently aren't. And I strongly feel that it's my right to enjoy a pleasant bathroom experience, every time - I think you'd agree.
So, I'm going to print something up for my bathroom wall and here's what I think it would say:

 Home Bathroom Code of Ethics (aka Oh No you didn't)
1) Flush
2) Put the toilet seat down when you are done or I will likely stumble into the bathroom in the middle of the night and sit on the urine covered rim.
3) If you use the last of the toilet paper, go get another roll so that no one has to get creative with Q-tips and cotton balls.
4) Please, PLEASE, do not do number 2 or pass gas for that matter while someone else is taking a shower.  No one needs to shower in your poo sauna. (It needed to be said)
5) If you flush the toilet while someone is taking a shower, you should be prepared to hear a sling of obscenities, which could include negative statements about your mother, your weight, your brain, or private parts.
6) Unless there really is a train running through your bathroom, do not leave tracks in the toilet.
7) Dirty unmentionables should be placed in the dirty clothes, not put on display in the middle of the floor.

Okay so uh, that's it.  Feel free to print this out and hang it in your own bathroom because I know that you want to...because after all, it's your right to enjoy a pleasant bathroom experience...every time.

And drop me a line or leave a comment if you have any to add to this list, I'd appreciate it.


1 comment:

  1. Nobody is allowed to do ANYTHING on the toilet when someone else is brushing their teeth.....its just a horrible thing to do to someone else.


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