It is a situation that gets some people's dander up, though.
Weet's rules for public bathroom use:
- kick the seat up, or pick it up with a handful of TP before you do your standing business
- look before you sit
- wipe it down before you sit, just in case
- lay down some TP as a prophylactic barrier if necessary
- if that's not enough, move on
I kinda figure wiping the seat will usually take care of it. After all, my ass has been in contact with my ass all day. Just how fastidious can my ass reasonably be?
ETA: I hadn't been back to this thread in a while either. My, but we digress.
It's funny. At my last job, I would occasionally wind up cleaning the bathroom myself, at least in some small ways. At least for the bathroom that was nearest my desk, that was tucked away in a relatively low traffic area, that was 'ours'. That one, I'd help out.
Now, 'public' bathrooms - that covers a lot. You forget where I grew up, and when. Imagine, say, a restroom in a NYC subway station, open to the public, in the late 70's. It's OK, I'll wait while you go puke. You pee there, you DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING.
Or then moving to Boston. Cosmopolitan town, lots of foreign students. Some nasty, nasty bathrooms. Better to piss in the alley between stores while walking home from the bar.
Though I have to say, the single most horrific public restroom I ever saw was in a highway rest stop bathroom, and only a few years ago. IIRC, it was in Indiana off I70. The toilet seat was covered in shit, like a cake covered in frosting. Good luck with your pro hackysack moves there, unless you want an excuse to throw those shoes away. I'll just piss and move on, touching NOTHING.
But some people hafta scold. I occasionally get in that mood myself, so I understand. Nothing personal. Bite me is an endearment, what I say to family or friends who are being a pest.
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