Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not About Sewing - Rather, My Public Bathroom Pet Peeves!

Am I the only one with these pet peeves?  Do you have others that I haven't listed here?

1.  Going into a bathroom stall in a public place after someone who will not sit on the seat!  When a woman stands up to pee into a toilet, the seat gets wet!  If women don't want to sit on a public toilet, they should either use the toilet seat covers that are provided or use toilet tissue to cover the seat.  No one wants to sit on a seat with someone else's pee on it!!!!
2.  A public bathroom that has paper towel holders that have a lever that has to be worked by hand.  I mean, how do you know if the persons before you washed their hands before getting a paper towel.
3.  A public bathroom that has only the blow dryers.  These are supposed to be worse than anything germwise.
4.  A public bathroom that has a door handle on the inside that you have to touch in order to get out of the bathroom.
5.  A public bathroom, especially one in a restaurant, that has a sign telling their employees that they have to wash their hands.  It scares me to think that they have to be reminded.
6.  A public bathroom with a sign that says the facilities are inspected every 30 minutes or whatever, but that is filthy.
7.  A public bathroom with stall doors that won't latch.
8.  A public bathroom stall that doesn't have a place to hang a purse.
9.  A public bathroom that doesn't have any soap in the dispensers.
10.  Going into a stall where the last person did not flush.  I mean, come on, even the youngest child who is being potty trained can learn to flush.
11.  A public bathroom toilet that only has a flusher lever that can be worked by hand.  The self-flushers are the best.
12.  A public bathroom that is locked so you have to touch the key that everyone else before you has touched.

Can you tell we've been on a road trip?  I guess the best thing to do, is to carry your own sanitizing sheets and hand wash.  That way you can wipe down the toilet seat, sink faucet handles, paper towel lever, door handle, etc....   


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Too funny and I agree totally!

Sewconsult said...

True and gross! Think I will buy some wipes today, while it's on my mind. I even ask my hubby to wash his hands before he uses my desktop computer!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Susan said...

Amen sister!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

FYI - the NY Times gave evidence from a study that showed blowers are GOOD at preventing germs. Plus, they save trees.

But I'm with you on everything else. Ew.

Sharon said...

Agreed! My absolute biggest pet peeve? Watching women come out of a stall and leaving the bathroom WITHOUT washing their hands! Eeeewwww!

Claudia said...

I'm not bothered by touching knobs and handles, etc. I know there are many people who are.

But, I absolutely hate it when someone doesn't flush! I never understand that. Do I need to see the evidence of whatever it is the previous person did? When that happens, I move on to another stall.


Cynthia Gilbreth said...

The signs that remind employees to wash their hands is generally mandated by law. I think I've seen research that show germs can't live on hard surfaces, but who knows how long that may be? I''m with you on the other things, people just need to observe basic cleanliness.

Clara said...

Cleanliness and that everything is in working order and not falling apart.....these are pet peeves of mine too.

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