Post # 1
I was talking to a co-worker about this and of course I had to poll the Hive.
My Darling Husband always puts the seat down. Everywhere. Always. He is considerate.
My dad always put the seat down. Either because Mom made him or because he’s considerate.
I have dated men who did not and I honestly wasn’t sure that I could (and ultimately didn’t obviously) marry a person who didn’t have the courtesy to put the seat lid down. I think it’s dirty to flush with the lid up, I always put the lid down. I am TOTALLY grossed out by public restrooms where the seat has been left up.
So, fun poll, does your SO put the seat and/or lid down? If your SO is female, what about your dad/stepdad/other man you’ve lived with?
Post # 3
We always put the lid down on our toilet in our apartment b/c we have one cat that likes to drink toilet water–YUCK!
Post # 4
No, He likes to leave it up. and I actually semi fell in on Saturday. I didn’t hit the water, but was definitely in the bowl. I was not happy…
Post # 5
Dad never did. SO puts down the seat AND the lid. 🙂
Post # 6
@beekiss: Ditto, and for that exact reason, lol.
Post # 8
Darling Husband does! But it’s only been two weeks. Before we got married (we lived separately), I would tell him, “You don’t pay the rent here; the seat goes back down.” And since we got married and moved in together, no issues. Surprising since his mom was the only female in the house growing up.
My dad left it up. All. The. Time. Which was maddening since the female:male ratio growing up was 3:1…
Post # 9
Always puts the seat down, he is very considerate with those types of things.
Post # 10
@tinkerbee: Ick! I did that once and I had to take a shower afterward. I felt so gross!
Post # 11
Wow I never thought of it before but he’s never left it up once.
Post # 12
Darling Husband always leaves it up. It used to bug me, but I’ve made my peace with it. I’ve beaten enough other bad habits out of him, he can keep this one 😉
Post # 13
FI’s mother was in the minority, she had to contend with his father, Fiance and his 3 brother. When Fiance went to college, he lived in a dorm and was surrounded by guys. When we moved in together, he was not used to putting the seat down, although he’s very respectful in other ways. Our first month of living together, I would comment every time I went into the bathroom and found the seat up. I also explained to him, how dangerous it was when I got up in the middle of the night and that I don’t turn the lights on. He understood and now always puts it down.
Post # 14
The rule in my house is you put everything down. That way, 1) I don’t have to look in it and 2) its fair to everyone who has to do whatever they need to do with it lol.
Post # 15
Yes. We both close the lid before we flush. I don’t understand why most people don’t do that.
Post # 16
He always puts it down – the whole thing, including lid. I on the other hand occasionally forget to close the lid when I flush.
I believe my dad has always put it down as well, and over the past couple of years my parents have become super vigilant about always keeping the lid closed because one of their westies is very adorable and very sweet but… well let’s just say he’s lucky he’s cute. They’re afraid he’s going to end up falling into the toilet and possibly drowning.