Some girls should not be allowed to use public restrooms!
Published on August 06, 2014
If you are an avid reader of this blog, then you probably know how meticulous I am when it comes to restrooms. It’s one of the most important things I notice when doing a review of hotels and resorts. But in these cases, we would only have the bathroom to ourselves, at least on the duration of our stay. That’s why it’s always a plus point for me when malls, restaurants and other public places have clean restrooms. That only speaks how an establishment’s management values cleanliness. But this part is a bit tricky. Should this responsibility only fall to the hands of the management and those who maintain the restrooms? Of course, the answer is NO! Keeping a public restroom’s cleanliness is also the responsibility of every person who uses it. Toilet etiquette is not that complex for a human brain to comprehend. Other people also use it so you have to be considerate to your “co-owners”. It’s just basic GMRC, right? But then again, some people just… ugh!
Yesterday, I posted this photo on my Instagram account. Here’s the story behind the photo, and I do hope it won’t gross you out. I was about to use the ladies’ restroom when I noticed a splash of urine in the upper rim of the toilet bowl. I deliberately used the word SPLASH because what I saw were definitely not DROPS of urine! I wanted her to be banned from using all public restrooms because of what she did. You may say I’m exaggerating and overreacting, but that scene haunted me until that night. Uminit talaga ang ulo ko! Hindi niya yata nabasa ‘to!
I mean, how difficult is it to remember those three steps? That was not the first time I encountered such a thing. I sometimes tell myself, “Ang ganda ganda mo pero ang baboy mo gumamit ng banyo! May time ka mag make-up pero wala kang time magpunas ng ihi mo sa toilet bowl?! Hiyang-hiya naman ako sa pagka senyorita mo!” Yes, ganyan ako kabanas sa mga kaderder gumamit ng banyo! What was more surprising are the comments I got after posting the photo. A lot of girls commented sharing the same thing! Toilet etiquette should be part of someone’s common sense. But since common sense is not that common nowadays, allow me to give these girls a crash course!
1. FLUSH IT DOWN!
The saying, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.” only works when you’re at home or you have the bathroom all by yourself. But if you’re using a public restroom, flush it! I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids. But during my time, we used to carry a pail of water to flush down toilets. Toilet bowls with flush were installed to our house when I was already a teenager when we had our home renovated. I did that buhos thing for years! That’s why I don’t get why some people are too lazy to flush when all it will take is simply using a few of your fingers’ muscles! Pindot vs igib-buhat-buhos?! Pindot na nga lang, kinakatamaran pa?!
2. IF YOU ARE DOING NUMBER 2…
Make sure you don’t leave evidences of your crime! Refer to number 1. Do it as many times as you need. Wala dapat bakas. Visible man o invisible to the naked eye but “visible” to the naked nose! Some bathrooms have air fresheners. But if there’s none in sight, your cologne/perfume might come in handy. If still not available, repeat number 1 as many times as possible. Hehe! :p
3. IF IT’S THE TIME OF THE MONTH…
Please don’t let the next girl know it! Wrap your used sanitary pads properly. Make sure that the toilet paper you used are also disposed properly. I hate it when I see a “murder scene” in the trash bin! ‘Yung totoo ate, ilang tambay ang na-massacre mo?! I don’t know how to stress this enough, but please make sure that not a single trace of “redness” is visible to the other users of the restroom. And please, don’t flush your pads!
4. WIPE. WIPE. WIPE.
I know that it’s inevitable for the toilet rim to get wet especially when you’re in a hurry, or you held your pee for so long, or if you pee while squatting. But please! You need to make sure that you wipe two things after peeing. Wipe your you-know-what, and if needed, please wipe the toilet bowl as a courtesy to the next user!
If these rules are still not clear or too complex to be understood, then just remember this:
Treat the toilet like that cute guy you saw for the first time. Have a second look. Third or fourth, if needed! Make sure that you leave the toilet in the same state that you would want to use it.
Ihalintulad natin ang kubeta dun sa poging lalaki na nakita mo sa unang pagkakataon. Titigan mo ng paulit-ulit. Siguraduhin mo na iiwan mo ang kubeta sa ayos na hindi ka mandidiring gamitin kung ikaw ang susunod na gagamit. Golden rule lang ‘yan e, toilet edition! Ok?!
I seriously had to break my blogging hiatus for this post because this is very, very, very important! Hahahaha! =)) If you know girls who need a refresher course in toilet etiquette, then share this post to them! =))