Bathroom etiquette, unspeakable, not discussed, taboo? I don’t think it’s very fair to the general public when people don’t practice bathroom etiquette. How difficult is it to flush after bizness is finished? I think its common decency to flush followed by a wash of the hands. Is this too much to ask for? I don’t think it’s fair to have to walk in to a polluted bathroom while holding the door open for the culprit of the double crime of no flushing and no washing of the hands; I have little oxygen as it is. And after being required to play the superstitious game of holding your breath through a tunnel for so long I am worried that I have killed too many brain cells due to the lack of oxygen. I have come up with a few ideas to cure us of these crimes.
Idea #1-Hire an etiquette police so the next time there is a no flush or washing of hands the police will pull out his anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and yell, “Freeze! Hands in the air!” No handcuffs, no beating, just a simple dime-size drop of good ‘ol hand sanitizer.
Idea #2-If the building only contains manual toilet flushers instead of the self-flushers, then there should be an alarm above the toilet that sounds every time there is no flush. Then another alarm if there is no follow up of washing the hands. If the culprit evades the alarms, then a huge mechanical hand slaps a sign on his/her back that reads “trust me, don’t shake my hand” as they run out the door.
Idea #3-Have a fortune cookie dispenser (because you know you can’t resist those tasty, wisdom filled shells) that has the following piece of acumen inside all cookies “Don’t forget to flush and wash your hands, good day!”
Bottom line, if you don’t have bathroom etiquette please visit the International Center of Bathroom Etiquette at http://www.icbe.org/. And remember to never get caught with your hands in the air.
If you have any other suggestions on how to resolve this issue, I would be willing to read them.