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Chutz
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   Posted 12/2/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, today is gripe day! See...we can even have fun venting...lol Here's mine...

What is with all of these Automatic Flush Toilets? Do they think the ones require a learners manual or are we not operate them correctly. Might we use 2 flushes instead of just the one we are allowed??? And for heaven’s sake don’t put a small child on one of those automated whirlpools! One wrong move and it’s down the drain for the little love. Then there is the problem of only getting a flush when the toilet wants to do it. Try out this scenario…. You enter the only available stall in the public rest room. (why is it called a rest room? I don’t rest in there) And to your horror the rude visitor before you left more than the system could handle. There are 2 other stalls but no way can you wait in hopes that one of them has clearish water in it instead looking like a backed up cesspool! So what do you do? The only way to remove the unsightly deed is to flush…so must you sit, stand up, step forward, wait for the flush, then sit to do what you came in there for? Where it the old fashion handle?? I’d even settle for a pull chain!

And of course if you have the Automatic Flush Toilet you MUST have the Automatic Faucet to match. But those too have a problem. Color! Darker colors don’t work well under the laser light if at all. The laser must reflect off of your hands and back to the sensor to turn on the faucet. For many of us it works just fine, considering the thing is working at all. But if you are of an ethnicity who sports a darker skin color the laser is absorbed into the skin and doesn’t reflect back to the sensor…hence no water at all. Isn’t that interesting? What are you supposed to do? Borrow the hand of the whiter person next to you so your water will turn on? The misery and indignity we suffer just trying to keep up with daily hygiene chores.

Anyone else have a gripe about public restrooms or the automated systems?

Chutz <stepping down from soap box> hmmm, soap will be my NEXT gripe...
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(Marlee...thanks! I dual post to this and the CP forum. I realized I had forgotten the title so went back and added it...but it only ads to the forum I'm in at the time. So, of course I forgot to come here and fix it. I think it's funnier this way anyway...lol)
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 12/3/2009 12:31:42 PM (GMT-7)


Marlee2
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   Posted 12/3/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
You didn't put a subject in the subject line so thought I would do it for you after reading your post. turn
 
If we are going to gripe about bathrooms why do boys and men have to stand to urinate, besides the fact that they can??? If it had been up to me my sons would have never been allowed to stand and urinate. To me it is disgusting cause we all know they can't hit the stool. Most of my family are males and after a weekend of having them all home I have to put on my protective gear to clean the bathrooms.
 
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   Posted 12/3/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Public restrooms?  I can pee and get out of a stall in thirty seconds or less.  What on earth do some women do in there?  Put on their makeup?  Change their clothes?  I'm one of these people that when I have to go...I HAVE to go.  So...I stand there in a long line while women take ten minutes to do their thing...what's that all about?  I can see them under the stall, standing there.   They aren't on the toilet....just standing rearranging their purse or something.  Pee...and get out!
 
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mamanan
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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
lol, so true, all of them! Marlee, My youngest son went through a phase last year where he thought it would be fun to urinate in the wastebasket. I coudln't figure out why the bathroom still reeked no matter how often I cleaned it! boys, grrr

My gripes, hmmm. It annoys me to no end when staff in stores don't get out of the way of customers, like when you are both going down a narrow aisle. It should be the staff member that gets out of the way and waits for the customer to pass. Staff do that at my job too, I don't know how many I've had to explain this basic concept to.

Bathrooms... yep, those automated things never work. Or when there is a line, and I am waiting there with my 2 girls. A number of stalls open up, but the lady in the line ahead of me decides that she wants the handicapped stall (which also has the baby changing table).

People that don't say please and thank you.

I can't think of any more right now, but I'm sure there is. I'm just a crotchety old hag ;)
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puppylover
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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Since we are kind of talking about bathroom issues have any of you seen the ad for the rubber device that women can use to stand up while they "go".  I guess if you are uncomfortable about sitting on a public toilet this would be a good thing to use.  But then of course you have to wash it before you put it back in your purse.eyes
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Jhemi
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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know about any of you but it's difficult for me to pull up my britches these days...get everything arranged and do my duty before that...by that time even my husband who is a shopaholic is done checking out ! :P

I dont mind if my husband sits down in a public restroom or not but I'm so tired of washing walls and floors in my bathroom. SIT already! LOL

And Chutz...you can put your finger over the little button on the side and it will flush...the sensor? works just as well and no sitting.

NUff said for me...

Happy HoHo's all you shoppers out here :D

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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Darling daughter says that you should carry "post-it" notes in your purse for automatic flush toilets. You place the note over the electric eye before you seat the little one and they are safe until you remove it. Learned about it an a Parents magazine.
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Chutz
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, Jeannie gets the GOLD STAR for the day. What a great idea. When I started to read this I thought you were going to say she uses the post it notes to line the seat when they don't have the 'party hats' or as some people call them, paper seat protectors.

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jujub
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
NO TOILET PAPER! Come on, people, the TP you put in there is pitiful enough, but half the time even that is missing. I always carry tissues in my purse for this, but now I don't always take my purse when I go out. Air dry is slow and almost always leads to chafing!

ivy6
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   Posted 12/3/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
People who don't flush. Yuck.

Or men who flush WHILE they urinate (why??). The men are still piddling even when the flush cycle is finished, and whoever uses the toilet afterwards has to deal with their mess / smell / remains.

To the women who are cleaning up after the men at home: my personal opinion is that if they are making that sort of revolting mess, THEY should be the ones who are forced to clean it up. I reckon they'll start aiming properly pretty quickly if they're responsible for cleaning their own messes.
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GottaSki
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   Posted 12/3/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
"I reckon they'll start aiming properly pretty quickly if they're responsible for cleaning their own messes."

Now, I thought that too...but no such luck...I've got dear hubby and two teenaged sons and let us not forget their wonderful friends...so when I haven't been able to clean as much these past couple of years (side note: I think we should add another symptom to fibro - woman whom normally have a very clean house but now they don't!) I lovingly transferred the bathroom duties to the men -- didn't improve their aim one stinkin' bit!

The 14 year old has recently decided that it's too much trouble to lift the lid so where do those last little droplets end up - you guessed it front and center when I need to sit down. Of course he repeatedly denies it and he's such an angel that I am supposed to believe it.

As for public restrooms -- you have all mentioned every annoyance I have with them -- thanks for the giggles -- been a bit down today, so the smile feels great!
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   Posted 12/3/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate when you are sitting on one of those auto flushers and you lean to get the TP and the darn thing flushes while you are still sitting there.

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   Posted 12/3/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Jhemi is right. You can push the little button and flush the auto flush toilet. If it is not automatic, I flush with my foot if I can reach that high. I hate touching that thing with my hands.

What about people who do not wash their hands!!?? Or bathrooms with no paper towels? I do not touch the handle of the door either, but how are you supposed to open it if the bathroom only uses those air blowing thingies? The other day I used my cane!

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   Posted 12/3/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree: people who don't wash their hands make me feel pretty ill.

My gripe #3 (I think): no soap in the washrooms.
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   Posted 12/4/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
One of my gripes is arguing with my husband over who peed on the wall and floor. He claims it isn't him, but our two sons have moved out and it's just him and me. Does he really think I'm the one making the mess?!!
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   Posted 12/4/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   

My husband says the pee on the floor and  pooled in the  'well' on the side of toilet is 'steam from the shower' or 'cleaning solution that I didn't wipe off all the way".   What in the heck do they DO when they pee so that it sprays everywhere?  I really don't even want to know.

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   Posted 12/4/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay.  My pet peeve happened while my husband was alive.  He wouldn't put the seat back down after he used the bathroom half of the time.  Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night, didn't turn lights on so as not to disturb your hubby, walk quietly into the bathroom in the dark, sit down and fall into the toilet?  Trust me.  He didn't get anymore sleep the rest of the night.  mad
 
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Jhemi
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   Posted 12/4/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Sherrine! Gotta say that's one we ALL understand!! Thanks for the laugh!

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   Posted 12/4/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
The male species are really all just alike aren't they??? They just come in different sizes and colors. Sorry, if any of our male members are reading.
 
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   Posted 12/5/2009 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree, once you fall into the toilet it's all over for the night. And you never forget it!!
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