(Closed) Would you rather – bathroom edition

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you rather the person next to you in the stall
    Hold off on doing their business and sit silently until you leave : (64 votes)
    77 %
    Continue doing their business (#2) and let you hear all the gory details : (19 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @CanAmBride: A. Because I’m super immature about bathroom stuff and would giggle. My mom, her best friend and I were shopping once and the lady in the bathroom just let it ALL go (I’m sure she couldn’t help it – not judging) but it was just too grossly hilarious. We barely made it out of the bathroom before we all busted up laughing. I know, I know. I’m 4.

    Post # 4
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    A. It just seems more polite.

    Post # 5
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t normally comment on things like this, but i’ve actually had a pet peeve for a while now about other ladies sitting in the stall silently waiting for me to leave. It totally creeps me out and it happens all the time. I understand it because, heck it’s embarassing to have others hear you especially in the work environment and you know those stalls are totally see-thru so there is no real privacy. But it is a total peeve of mine because I feel pressured to hurry up since the other person is obviously waiting for me to leave. It also grosses me out (of course) to hear every sound, so well I guess you can’t win.

    In a perfect world we would have more privacy with the doors that don’t have the huge gaps so it wouldn’t matter what was going on in the stall next to you. But of course, at least in my office, they installed the cheapest doors possible so we all have to just pretend like we don’t see/hear each other.

    Post # 6
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If its just plopping noises, it wouldn’t bother me but if they were stinking the place up and tooting a lot, I’d rather them wait for me to leave! Or maybe they should just go home if they are sick.


    ETA: If someone is pooping, I always try to get out of the b.room quickly so that they’re not embarrassed if they come out and we see each other, haha

    Post # 7
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I thought it was an unwritten rule that you sit quietly until you’re alone again.  And if you walk in to someone sitting there, you get in and get out as fast as you can out of respect.  🙂

    Post # 8
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @moderndaisy:  I am with you here.  I think it’s kind of creepy for people to wait, especially since I don’t think it’s likely all that good for you.

    I totally get uncomfortable sometimes, but people do these things – they’re 110% natural and part of being alive so it’s hard to avoid it entirely.  Fortunately in our office, we share the bathrooms with several small offices on the same floor, so if you hear someone doing business in the stall, odds are it’s not someone you work with.

    At least that’s what I always remind myself.

    Post # 9
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I guess if the person is having serious issues, then I want them to wait until I leave.  But otherwise I agree with moderndaisy.  I think it’s creepy when someone waits and you know they can hear everything YOU’RE doing.  Plus, from a practical standpoint, I don’t expect everyone to stop what they’re doing every time someone comes into the bathroom.  They might never get out of there!  Bathrooms are gross, you do what you gotta do, you pretend the stalls are sound- and smell-proof, and you never mention anything about it after you leave.  At least that’s my policy.

    Post # 10
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @kingytobe: haahah that made me LOL

    I actually will continue to do my business BUT I will not leave my stall until I know the entire bathroom is empty. I am pretty regular, go at work every day and I think it’s really embarrasing to have someone see me come out after stinking up a stall 🙁

    Post # 12
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Because I’m pregnant and little stuff makes my stomach turn. I hate that I’m like that, but I can’t help it.

    Post # 13
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d rather them continue on with their business.  Why should they have to sit there uncomfortablly holding it in??  What they need to do is completely natural.

    Post # 14
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would just do what I need to do. We all have business to do lol Hopefully not to loud tho eww…

    Post # 15
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it’s SUPER creepy to have someone sitting there. Like, to the point that it gives me a shy bladder. I’ll have to go so bad but when I notice someone else is in the bathroom just waiting for me to leave, I can’t “perform” anymore… ugh.

    Post # 16
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    this is funny… I personally hold it and sit silently until the other person leaves and I would perfer if others did the same but of course they dont

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