Awkward Bathroom Etiquette

Awkward Bathroom Etiquette

Submitted by: the restroom at my college via Oddly Specific

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15 Responses to Awkward Bathroom Etiquette

  1. Jim says:

    I’m intrigued that ‘don’t do bowl movements into the urinal’ has two exclamation marks while ‘don’t urinate on the walls or floor’ has three. Is it more important to not urinate – I mean if I’m faced with the horrific option of either dumping in the urinal or pissing on the floor (a state easily induced by modest quantities of spiced food and large quantities of weak beer) should I take it that the latter is the least preferred option?

  2. Amber says:

    Oh, if only there had been a sign like this at the store where I worked.. there would have been fewer foul smells seeping out from the men’s room, and few unpleasant cleaning jobs for the guys I worked with…

  3. Steve says:

    Please to not drink Urinal water!!
    (BTW i’d love access to any second pages of your site… it would be great if you could fix that)

  4. Justin says:

    Ok, what are the chances that someone who would drop a deuce in a urinal knows what a bowl movement is?

    More like no make poopy on wall for pee pee.

  5. Cari says:

    I have seen similar signs in two diff. places. One was in a gas station bathroom (ladies- or maybe it was unisex) and it said to please ask for toilet paper instead of wiping your waste on the wall, basically. It might have said before wiping it on your hand, then on the wall, but I can’t recall the specifics. Another was in a fake tanning place where they offered booth spray tans. It requested that customers please refrain from using the bathroom in the waste basket (it might have specified urinating), and told them where they could locate the actual restroom.

  6. Cari says:

    I wanted to add to my last comment, that anyone who would actually cover someone’s wall or floor with feces, or defecate in the urinal, will probably be unswayed by signs. But these do amuse me. They also tell me something about the- apparently common- actions of the clientele at such places.

  7. Gerogie says:

    bwahha, like a little siign like that would stop me

  8. Jami says:

    I actually spent a summer cleaning beach restrooms and the only time we had problems with men taking dumps in the urinals was on holiday weekends when they were drunk. It was my fellow women whom were extremely filthy.

    One of the men I worked with explained it to me. He was from Mexico and informed me that in many of the non-touristy areas the pipes are so small that you cannot make a bowel movement in the toilet or flush paper otherwise you’ll block up the entire system. So they’re used to only urinating in toilets and making a bowel movement alongside the toilet. When they got to America they didn’t realize our superior sewage system meant they could actually poop IN the toilet so they kept going on the floor.

    (I once told the story in a multicultural anthropology class. All the white kids accused me of being racist and telling lies. All the kids from Mexico said “No, that’s the truth! She’s not lying!”)

    This is why we had to have shovels for our job.

    That being said, there was one woman who would poop on the floor as soon as we cleaned a certain bathroom every single day. We finally caught her at it. She was dressed in a $500 suit, had an amazing manicure, salon hairdo, $600 heels – super rich and professional looking. (This bathroom was near some very expensive beach front property in Newport Beach.) She would always wait until we finished cleaning and left, then would go in there and poop on the floor. I guess it was her fetish. It was how she started every single work day.

    In these cases, I sincerely doubt a sign would help.

  9. NP says:

    I wish I hadn’t read this one.

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  11. Shep333 says:

    Well that’s 3 strike for me it would seem. Pleasure doing business with you!

  12. L says:

    W HAT?! You can’t piss in the walls? That’s it, I’m outta here…

  13. Novus says:

    Jami’s last statement about the woman pooping on the floor disturbs me to no end.

    But sadly, as funny as the sign seems, this is way more common than people realize. I never cleaned bathrooms, but I remember working retail and going into the ladies’ room to find women had pooped in the mop bucket (!!!) or thrown their used tampons in one of the sinks while waiting in line for a stall. Really awful.

  14. Sarah says:

    They need one of these in my WAL-MART!!!

  15. G says:

    Oh, wish they had this sign earlier.
    I’ve been doing it wrong all these years.

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