There are few things worse than taking a visit to an office bathroom only to find stained yellow droplets on the toilet seat or … an unflushed toilet – smelly poop that could knock you over. Sometimes there’s no soap or running water. Perhaps the only thing worse than that is experiencing the same thing every other day! If you happen to take an emergency visit to the office bathroom and feel like you’ve entered a septic tank, well, you’re not alone.
What most ‘adults’ fail to understand is that their bathroom habits define what kind of a person they are. Apparently many professionals today have forgotten the basics. Yes, Bathroom Etiquette 101 is really a thing. Just because you have a deadline to meet, doesn’t mean you cannot leave the bathroom in the same condition as it was before you came in.
So people, here are some basic Bathroom Etiquette.
- The office bathroom is a communal area which means you will share it with other employees. So always be respectful and clean up your mess. Pick up your deodorants and other personal items after using them.
- If you spit on the sink, rinse down the remains. The last thing others want to see is your spit hardened into a glue-like substance.
- Pee pee left in the toilet stinks after a while so just flush! Period. And additionally, if it’s brown flush it down twice!
- If you pee on the toilet seat, wipe it up instead of just leaving it there for the next person. Simple, right?
- Don’t leave poop floating – yes, it is gross. Please use the flush after washing your arse. We don’t want to see your business.
- Have an upset stomach? You can always use air fresheners after you are done.
- Go inside the toilet, do your business and get out immediately. Playing Candy Crush or reading your favorite book for an hour sitting on the toilet seat while others wait is just rude.
- If you use the last bit of toilet paper, throw the empty carton in the trash and place a new roll. It doesn’t take long – trust me!
- Always close the door. It’s never a good idea to let people see your jewels.
- Ladies, wrap up your feminine hygiene products before throwing them in the trash can.
You would think that most of this stuff is a no-brainer. But many people forget this. Let’s follow this common etiquette not just in office washrooms, but at home as well.