Thursday, January 31, 2008

5 Reasons I Hate Public Restrooms

I went into a public restroom last week at Disneyland and found a few of the many reasons I hate public restrooms. I would like to share a few with the Blogger community, to see if there is anyone out there that has had the same experience. I hope you all enjoy.

1. Everything is Wet

Yes, this is taken directly from a Dane Cook joke, but the truth behind it is still there. When walking into a public restroom, there is a great chance that there is water on the floor, on the sink, and sporadic other places that you would not expect. I remember in high school when I would walk into the girls restroom and there would be girls in there putting toilet paper in the sink to clog it so that it would get all over the floor. But I find it hard to believe that grown women do the same thing. So then the question must be asked..."Where does all the water come from?"

2. The Smell

I am not trying to be inappropriate, we all know what kind of smells come from the restroom, but often, there is a different that is a little more just smells...odd. That is all that I can say about that.

3. Toilet Seat Covers

These little things are frustrating. Let me be the first to say, that I am pretty convinced that they do nothing in the way of protection, but I cannot bring myself to not use them. I would think that there would be no amount of showers that would make me feel clean after that. So I tolerate them. I say that they are one of the things that I hate because it always becomes a race against the clock when I use them. I carefully pull it out of the container, and without fail I rip the first one. Apparently, "Pull up, then pull down" doesn't always work the way it should. Once I manage to get on that isn't ripped, I carefully place it over the toilet. And then it falls in. So I go through the process of getting another one, and place it over the toilet again. The race is on from then, I have to prepare to use the restroom before it falls in again, and there are times where I barley catch it in time. I think toilet seat covers are out to get me.

4. Automatic Appliances

I know that the people that invented automatic appliances were trying to help the world, but really, is it worth it. First you have automatic flushing. I appreciate the thought here, I was getting tired of the balancing act that happens as I try to push down on the lever with my foot. But it makes it really frustrating when it decides to flush when you are not quite ready for it. And if it does wait for the required amount of time, then you have to stand in there until it recognizes that you have stood up, which can often take a few minutes. Then you make your way out to the automatic faucet. This is a great way to prevent the spread of germs, if they turn on. I often stand there for a few minutes trying to place my hand in the perfect position to get them to turn on, and when they finally do, they turn off once I being to actually wash my hands. I am starting to think that they have a mind of their own.

5. Automatic Towel Dispensers

I do realize that this falls into the category above, but my sheer hatred for these things forces them to be in a category all their own. I will not say much about them, this post is not meant to get heated, but man...seriously? It has taken me at least a year to figure out what it is you have to do with your hands to get the paper towles to come out. By the time I do figure it out, by sheer luck, my hands are already dry from waving them around so much. The diagram on the machine does nothing to help you. It has a hand with the lines behind it trying to symbolize movement. Yeah...thanks.

Anyway, there are many more reasons that would give grounds for hesitation anytime I am out, but, these were the few that I have experienced lately. If you know of anymore, feel free to share. I am always interested in feedback.

I think I can take the toilet seat covers. :)

1 comment:

ac said...

Amen Kim it is about time someone exposd the horror's of public restrooms. I would add to your lists the may restroom stall doors that do not lock properly allowing anybody and their mom (literally if its a little kid) to come barging n. See you soon.