When I initially got inspired to make this website, I wanted to have a section where I could post life pro tips, or LPT as they’re colloquially known, that I think everyone could benefit from, in one way or another. I have a really long list, but I forget them all the time, so I’ll try to do one at a time, maybe two, depending on what subject it touches upon.
Today I wanna give some advice on bathroom etiquette. In a lot of buildings, such as schools, workplaces, restaurants, etc etc, most bathrooms are shared. Even at home, if we live with others, the bathrooms are shared. And bathrooms is usually where people poop. But not everybody who wishes to use the bathroom necessarily wants to poop, they maybe want to pee, or just wash their hands, or maybe they’re having an anxiety attack, and just want to be alone.
Whatever the case may be, there are people not pooping in bathrooms, and they go to shared bathrooms And as a person who has many many times not needed to poop, I have to say that going into a bathroom where someone else is pooping is probably one of the worst things to experience. However, it doesn’t need to be! Because of this foresight as a non-pooper using the bathroom, when I do go poop, I can imagine what the person who’s not pooping may feel about my pooping, especially if they’re in the stall next door having an anxiety attack. So, to get to my point, I think the world would be a better place, and bathroom stalls throughout a lot less stinky, if we all collectively flushed right after we actually defecated, and make sure that the source of the stench, be flushed and cast away for no one else to smell it not for a second longer.
If we can do that, then we just take our time to clean up, and then get out of there, and everyone’s happy. Yes, ok, you’re flushing twice, but most of the water used in these toilets is reclaimed, so it’s not like we’ll run out any time soon. You just might pay a bit more on your water bill at the end of the month if you do this in your home bathroom.
It’s certainly better than pooping, leaving your poop in the toilet to spread its methane diffusion throughout the bathroom to the disgust of everybody else, as its extremities dry and cling to the toilet bowl to remain there for the next 30+ flushes, as you scroll away on your phone and waste everyone’s time.
So yeah, to recap, flush right after you poop, and make everyone’s day, and yours, a little bit better 😌