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The Pee Only Bathroom


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So, despite the fact that I work in what would normally be considered a very professional setting, my coworkers are juvenile swine.  And rude.

Allright, here's the deal.  Our company takes up three floors.  The third floor has their own bathroom (customers are never allowed on the third floor, so it's for employees only).  The second floor has bathrooms, each with four stalls.  The first floor, my floor, has one set of restrooms.  They are one person restrooms and our customers use them as well.

Let me ask you a question:  what are bathrooms designed for?

My understanding has always been that if I need to pee, poop, or even vomit, I should use the nearest restroom.  I've also always thought it was inappropriate and rude to ask another person about their bathroom habits.

Well, around here, pooping in the first floor bathroom is enough to have you marched into town square and pantsed.  You will also have to wear a sign around your neck that says "I pooped on the first floor".  Every time someone uses the bathroom for #2, someone will announce it to the whole floor and express their disgust with that person.

I'm sorry...is this an office?  Is this supposed to be a professional setting in which coworkers treat each other with common courtesy and respect?  ARE BATHROOMS NOT DESIGNED FOR BOTH POOPING AND PEEING?!

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Original Post by thesuperbex:

I would get them "Everybody Poops" and tell them to calm it down.  ;)

 

 


Ooo, nice!  Leave a lovely wrapped copy on each of their desks.

And maybe a can of "oust" or something.

Seriously... as someone who has stomach issues, I'd be MORTIFIED if someone announced that kind of thing.

It's just entirely unprofessional, and I work in an office where we routinely discuss hangovers and the attractive people outside our windows.  It's not like we're saints, but that kind of behavior is just childish and rude. 

 

Original Post by lostpumpkins:

Original Post by thesuperbex:

I would get them "Everybody Poops" and tell them to calm it down.  ;)

 

 


OHMYGOD.

BRILLIANT.

I will be making a trip to Barnes and Noble today.

Except they will gross out because there are pictures of *gasp* cartoon animals and people taking poops.  They show you the poop!  Nooooooo!!

P.S. I love that book.

I think it's the potential for embarassment that bothers me the most.  I let them have it this morning and made sure they knew that when I needed to go, I would and they could just deal with it.  But other people might get their feelings hurt or be really embarassed and offended, and I wouldn't blame them.  Since when is it okay to call people out for their bodily functions?

I'm just so annoyed by the whole thing, honestly.  These are women who ranted and raved because a girl from upstairs wore leggings instead of actual tights under her dress.  How unprofessional of her!!

Original Post by lostpumpkins:

I think it's the potential for embarassment that bothers me the most.  I let them have it this morning and made sure they knew that when I needed to go, I would and they could just deal with it.  But other people might get their feelings hurt or be really embarassed and offended, and I wouldn't blame them.  Since when is it okay to call people out for their bodily functions?

I'm just so annoyed by the whole thing, honestly.  These are women who ranted and raved because a girl from upstairs wore leggings instead of actual tights under her dress.  How unprofessional of her!!

Sound like sad bored old ladies.  What ever happened to book clubs and bridge groups?  I wear leggings under my dress all the time -- because it's COLD. 

God I hate women like that.... and they're everywhere.

 

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ugh. Book clubs and bridge playing? Eff that. I'll be blaring metal, hauling ass up and down the road till I die.

Original Post by lostpumpkins:

Since when is it okay to call people out for their bodily functions?

It's not, but on the other hand, I have a hard time understanding why should people feel embarassed by their bodily functions in the first place.  Yes, discretion is preferred, but why are people acting like being human is supposed to be a perfectly antiseptic existence?

IMO, the people in your office have more to be embarassed about than a person who doesn't alter their bodily functions to cater to the delicate sensibilities of immature douchebag coprophobics.

Sounds more like a daycare center than a bank.

My company finally got smart and put a new bathroom up front by the receptionist for customers, clients and vendors only, so it is always kept immaculate.

I can go anywhere that isn't totally digusting and has some sort of door. but there have been bathrooms where even I wouldn't go.

Once at work we had some chick (we think she might have been bulimic) who was using the feminine nampkin disposals in the stalls to throw up in, and it was left there.

But otherwise there is a giant can of lysol in the bathroom, as well as disinfectant wipes and a good ventilation system.  Of course this is a large company with multiple bathrooms on two different floors.

But really, your coworkers are acting worse than children.  I mean seriously. I bet they think their shiitake's don't smell, or do they think they are such wonders that they don't have to #2.

Someone should give them a spoonful of thier own poison sometime.  LOL!!!

Original Post by kathygator:

ugh. Book clubs and bridge playing? Eff that. I'll be blaring metal, hauling ass up and down the road till I die.

That's because you're awesome.  These women?  Not so much.

 

Both of them say that they never do that at work.

That's awesome.  And hey, it'd be awesome if we didn't have to smell it.  And if we could all go find bathrooms elsewhere when we needed to do that...

But the reality of the situation is that it's a bathroom, it's the closest bathroom, and this is our place of work.  If I have to choose between going in my pants or using your precious first floor bathroom, you better get s clothespin for your nose.

 

Also, didn't becoming a mother sort of make anyone else less sensitive to that stuff?  I mean, I still don't enjoy witnessing or participating in (?) or being made aware of a person's bodily functions, but come on.  You can't change diapers for two years without building up a little bit of a tolerance.

Original Post by lostpumpkins:

You can't change diapers for two years without building up a little bit of a tolerance.

Thank you, pumpkins - I was just thinking this.

I've lived through countless bouts of projectile vomiting and diarreah, not to mention cleaning out a cat box on a regular basis. Someone would really have to go "above and beyond" to actually gross me out with fumes.

Original Post by lostpumpkins:

Also, didn't becoming a mother sort of make anyone else less sensitive to that stuff?  I mean, I still don't enjoy witnessing or participating in (?) or being made aware of a person's bodily functions, but come on.  You can't change diapers for two years without building up a little bit of a tolerance.

Yes, it did somewhat desensitize me, but that was 18+ years ago.  I guess I have since been resensitized. And I wasn't taking this medicine back then. 

 

ETA - I feel like I must have gotten off easy on the parental gross-out scale. Daughter only ever puked once, and it was at her grandma's house. And from the description it wasn't projectile and she was better in 24 hours.  I will say a prayer of gratitude tonight for all that I have been spared.

No, I understand that in your case, it's a little more offensive and could actually make you sick, nomo.  Which sounds really unpleasant and difficult. 

I don't think anywhere here has a condition like that, they're just rude.  And for some reason, they seem to enjoy chastising people.

 

interested in a bit of cod ethnography. no offense intended to the faithful, but are these coworkers highly religious? (not 'spiritual'; religious.)

Original Post by lostpumpkins:

I don't think anywhere here has a condition like that, they're just rude.  And for some reason, they seem to enjoy chastising people.

 

Because they have nothing intelligent to talk about.  This is all they've got.

Sad, sad, sad.

 

I had no idea what to expect when i opened this thread...I'll give a miss on talking about poop.

If CC people could teleport, we would all teleport to LP's bank and poop in that bathroom. I know I would.


That is all.

In my profession I work with a lot of men and a few jobs ago there were only 3 women who worked in the one office building. There was an older women who would not under any circumstances use  the bathroom to go "#2" and she thought it was disgusting that we did. She also would not sit on the toilet seat and we are talking about three women only who work there. The other girl was offended by the fact that she wouldn't sit on the toilet seat and kept saying what do you think you're above us you can share a seat do you think I'm not clean hahaha
If she had to go #2 while at work she would leave and go home..then come back.
Talk about ridiculous!!!


Seriously it sounds like you work with a bunch of children... i would take a dump in there every time!

I think it's the way the older generation was raised.

Women don't poop or fart. We smell like roses ALL the time and we only use the bathroom to "freshen" up.

We sit with our legs closed and never swear.

Etc.

Heh...this is making me think of the scene with Ace Ventura (driping wet) exiting the bathroom at a formal party:  

Whhhhhee-Ooooooow!  Do NOT go IN there!!!

I guess if you had to go, and you announced it, it might steal their thunder.  Childish, but not any more childish then wearing an "I pooppied" sign.

 

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