I just went to the mens toilets at work, that’s good for two reasons:
- I’m a man
- I needed the toilet
Our work toilets have three cubicles, well on the floor I work on, and out of all three one was occupied and the other two were unusable. Why? Well because some people had decided to urinate on the floor and over the seats. You know that really does get my goat up, can’t people urinate in a straight line and if not can’t they just sit down and urinate?
It’s something that really get’s me angry. I mean I have to come in and clean urine from the seat I’m about to sit on and the floor where my trousers are going to be resting, unless I sit in a really strange squatting position.
Even on the odd occasion when I do have a slight miscalculation or splash that lands on the seat or floor, I’ll get a piece of toilet paper and wipe it up, I mean it’s mine after all, doesn’t bother me that much. It does bother me to wipe up someone else’s piss though.
I don’t know about their parents, but I was taught about things like hygiene and such things as how to go to the toilet – thanks parents, that really paid off in comparison to some of the people I work with.
I mean what would they think if I squatted on the floor and completed a bowl movement, cleaned myself and then left without cleaning the mess behind me? I suspect it wouldn’t be as readily accepted as a pool of someone else’s urine.
Oh, and just for the record I don’t work in a building site office or anything, I’m in a financial institution. No offense to builders, I bet you’re a lot cleaner than some of these offense workers, I’m just pointing out the difference on stereotypes.
Perhaps I’ll just use the sinks next time.