Thursday, January 11, 2007

Adventures in the Womens restroom

I’m not sure if I told everyone but I started a temp job with the county business tax office back in December. Overall I like the work- it’s a bit boring but not bad.

The thing is though is I’ve gotten to noticing stuff in the women’s restroom.
There are several women who always make a point to flush the toilet before they use it. The also grab one of those seat shields which wouldn’t strike me as odd, except after they leave the stall they start touching all the nasty germy faucet and door handles. If you care about germs so much that you are going to sit on your tissue seat barrier (which doesn’t really work) then DON’T START GRABBING ALL THE GROSS HANDLES YOU SEE!

I also am beginning to think someone has died in the handicapped stall. I haven’t felt well the last day or so, so I’ve made more than my normal trips to the bathroom.
This is what I’ve found out.
Each time I’ve entered the restroom there has already been someone in the handicapped stall (which I don’t use, due to a concern/fear that the one time I do a disabled person will need it and I will be in their way- it feel like your breaking the law as though you were parking in a handicapped parking spot).
Anyway...
The doors have been closed each time and so I started check to see if there were any feet-it has been the same pair of shoes each time. The creepy part is they just sit there -they are in the stall before I enter the room, and they just sit there making NO NOISE until after I leave the restroom. I have never seen the person in there, although I have been tempted to just sit there myself and see how long they will stay in the stall but haven’t felt stupid enough to play chicken while using the restroom.

9 comments:

megan said...

maybe you should finish your business and then go over and just open and shut the door. then they will think you are gone and you can see what they do.

the germ thing is weird. you know when you flush water particles can shoot up to forty feet. so the seat cover wont do much for that.

Melissa said...

bathroom germs wig me out more than anything. I HATE taking my nieces to the restroom. They have ZERO respect for bathroom germs! I know it is just because they are young and they will grow out of it, but until then EEWW!

Jonas said...

Movie theater seats are usually have more bad germs than a public toilet. Urine is actually quite sterile. However those toilets that look like someones butt exploded in them, just hold your breath and run out of the bathroom.

Terra said...

I don't like going to the theater-suprise, suprise

Matthew said...

Hand sanitizer is a fantastic thing. Also, you can usually get out of the bathroom with minimum exposure to the fixtures with creative papertowel usage.

Thanks for the post, very funny.

Dad said...

Nice post but where is my picture slide show????

Terra said...

Oh, I have a whole routine that I do to minimize contact with any surface located in a restroom.
I dispense my papertowels BEFORE turning on the water wet myhands, use the soap, rinse my hands, use the ready paper towels and use the towels to turn off the faucet and open the door, while using my fooot to keep it open I chuck my paper towel. The hard part for me is knowing that with my nice clean hands I have to touch the code pad to get back in my office - I keep wanting to bring little towletts to wipe it off.

megan said...

what about bathrooms with hand dryers?

Dad said...

If the hand dryers do not automatically activate by a sensor you just back into the activator switch and you can just stand there until someone comes in the door for you to go out if it swings towards you. That works well if you are on the clock and it seems to work for the person that just sits in the handicapped stall all day. Keeping towels with you all the time or one of the germicide bottles or you can wear a spray can of Lysol from a necklace. Man, I am full of ideas, not necessarily good ones but you do not need good ideas on blogs, just ideas. WEAR IS MY PICTURES SLIDE SHOW??????