something that is commonplace in all of our lives. Day in and day out we do our business in it, whether it be “number 1” or “number 2” OR “number 3”. “Number 3” is what I’d refer to as either puking your guts out from a horrendous night of drinking or from a bout of the dreaded flu. We know this contraption oh so well; some would even call it our friend. That’s fine. We do our business, wipe and then flush…all in that order.
There are times when a family member, spouse or roommate forgets that last particular and “crucial” step…FLUSH. We’ve all encountered that, don’t you dare deny it. You go in to the bathroom, lift up the toilet cover and…BAM! Poop staring right at you. You cringe in slight disgust and flush it. But because it’s at home we tend to let it go and complete that step for them before we “really need to go.” It’s disgusting but forgivable.
It’s even understandable to encounter this in public restrooms at the mall, restaurants, dive bars and “little hole in the wall” diners. We just accept the fact that there are people out there that don’t give a rip who uses the toilet after them.
My one annoyance however is when this happens at the workplace. You know…the employee restroom that you and all your co-workers share. You go in ready to do your thing and…WHAM! There it is staring at you in the face, in the midst of the shredded toilet paper…a giant turd in the bowl. Lucky you.
It’s even more hard to stomach if the person before you had the “runs”. Seeing that murky cesspool with bits of food particles all floating there just makes you want to vomit and contribute to that mess.
Thoughts race through your minds as to who did this; who was the culprit that I passed on my way into the men’s bathroom or the women’s bathroom. Don’t you dare deny that. Some of the times we pass the person leaving the bathroom and encounter their poop in all its glorified form.
I then start to wonder how could they not remember to flush. Did we forget what the “whoosh” sounds like!? Are we so consumed with outside things that we imagined hearing the toilet flush!? This just irritates me to no end.
Don’t even get me started on when to know to do the “double flush”…you know what I mean. You flush once but there is still some left over poop that just won’t go down or remnants of that muddy diarrhea water still remaining. Some just flush, which I commend, but they don’t stay to see if the toilet bowl water is clear of their mess.
I would be so embarrassed if I left anything behind in the toilet bowl and passed one of my co-worker who is just entering the bathroom. They would be the recipient of my unwanted present.
Granted there are times when it’s just pee; I can stomach that as can most of you.
All I can say is that you keep this phrase in mind, if you don’t want your co-workers giving you nauseating side looks.
Even if you’re in a rush…
please just “DON’T FORGET TO FLUSH!”