Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flushing stranger poop

You go into a stall in a public restroom and there is poop in the toilet...what do you do? Specifically, do you flush stranger poop?

Personally, I really don't get how people can forget to flush. I am an obsessive flusher, I will.not.leave the stall until all my poop is evidence of public shitting for me. That being said, I have some bizarre aversion to flushing stranger poop. I have NO idea why. It really isn't all that rational, but I don't do it.

While on the subject of poor toilet etiquette, what is the deal with germ freaks wrapping the fucking seat with toilet paper and then LEAVING IT? What the fuck is that about?!?!?


Jenni said...

I think the aversion for me isn't necessarily flushing, but if they didn't flush, what else didn't they do? I won't use that toilet and why go in to flush if I'm not going to use it?

Jen L. said...

WILL NOT FLUSH STRANGER POOP. Will not stay in the stall where the stranger poop was discovered. Will usually throw hands over head and scream (unless am holding baybeeeee) like girly girl. When I was pregnant, I saw stranger poop in a toilet once and had to quickly run into the next stall because it made me barf.

On a totally unrelated note, I used my pink n purple fishing rod yesterday and didn't catch a damn thing. I think it's too light-weight for my liking.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

For so many people, public restrooms means they lose all respect for their surroundings. Poop in the toilet. Paper on the seat. Pee on the seat. Pee on the floor. It's really quite ridiculous. There is one restroom at work I refuse to use because the girls in the office down the hall are so disgusting. I walk out of my way to a restroom I know is generally kept pretty clean.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I won't flush stranger poop unless I absolutely, put-a-gun-to-my-head have to. It is beyond disgusting! I don't understand what is wrong with people!

creative kerfuffle said...

if there is anything in the toilet--pee/poop/toilet paper i turn around and walk the hell out. i do not understand why people lose their minds in public bathrooms. i also do not understand how people can go to the bathroom and not wash their hands afterwards and in fact i'm surprised by the number of people who do this. REALLY???? wtf!
my wordify is skymp--as in don't skymp on the soap and water folks.

Anonymous said...

Ew, I always leave that stall...if it is the ONLY stall available and it is an emergency I flush with my foot.

I have also seen foot prints on toilet seats, like people squat on the seat...seriously WTF?


DAVs said...

Let me preface this by saying that I have an irrational fear/problem with public bathrooms anyway.
I will not use them for 'that purpose', even at the risk of causing myself intestinal harm. There was a period where just going into one would cause my gag reflex to activate. Thankfully I've recovered from that. BUT, I cannot flush stranger poo. If I find said poo I will flee the entire bathroom.

To quote Seinfeld: People, they're the worst.

kilax said...

Do you work in my office?! Ha ha.

I will only flush stranger poo if it is the last available stall.

What I want to know is, how do women get pee ON THE TOILET SEAT?!

kathi said...

Wow, this is apparently a real hot-button topic!

Someone on our floor at work is really bad at the concept of flushing more than once if necessary to clear the bowl. Yeah, yeah, save the planet and all, but how about the poor souls who have to share that bathroom and don't wish to see stranger poo or for that matter, stranger feminine products.

I don't know the non-flusher is the same woman who has extremely loud cell phone convos in the restroom, but if I ever am faced with clear proof that it is, that phone is going right into the unflushed toilet and I will finally feel that all is right on our floor.

Jasmine said...

HAHAHA! I agree with you. I can't leave my poop- how does someone forget that?

wafelenbak said...

Oh my god, I don't know who these phantom poopers are. I'm one of those people who gets anxiety and can barely even poop in a public restroom--ESPECIALLY if anyone else is in there (and when I'm at work and it's an Executive in the bathroom I seriously want to die)
I run out of the stall before I hurl if anything is abnormal about the potty in question.
Incidentally, for those wondering, I was once told that ladies get pee on the seat when the are "hovering" instead of sitting, presumably to prevent germs. And then they go and yuck the seat up. Eesh.
Maybe potty training really SHOULD be standardized in the schools??

LiLu said...

I not only get that occasionally... 90% of the time when I go, EVERY SINGLE TOILET has been sprinkled for my moist-ass pleasure. WTF, people??? If you can't keep it in the pot, WIPE IT UP.

Astarte said...

I will flush stranger poop, but only with my foot. I can't bring myself to get that close to it!

The other day, for the first time, I saw a public toilet that someone had attempted to flush a pad down, and it was stuck in there. THAT I wouldn't touch with a ten foot POLE! GROSS!!! Who are these people that actually think that would WORK, I ask you?!?! I always thought those signs were a joke, sort of, but apparently there are people who ARE REALLY THAT STUPID!!!!!

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