The "restroom" at work....

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    Jan 23, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    What do you think of guys that go to the restroom,at work, take a seat in a stall,and then proceed to read the paper, take and make calls on their cell phone, text, or even fall asleep...SNORING Loudly! in the stall?

    I ask, because I ran into this issue, and ended up UNINTENTIONALLY getting someone in trouble......The guy was in the stall and when I got in the stall next to him, there was a cup of coffee spilled on the floor, and his feet stretched out in front of him and out under the stall door, with his pants and underwear at his shoes. I knocked on the stall repeatedly and there was no sound and no reaction....I went to my supervisor and asked him what should be done....since we are a state office, we called the Ohio State Highway Patrol(they are right next door).....they showed up and apparently were able to open the door and found that the guy had fallen SOUND asleep and dumped his coffee and dropped his phone in the toilet, etc....but apparently never used the toilet for its purpose....I was told he got a written reprimand and now my name is mud around the office.....I just wanted to make sure he was OK....not be his alarm clock or his keeper.....what would you have done...icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 23, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Thats hilarious.. and you did the right thing. He might have passed out or had some other serious problem while visiting the crapper. I would have done the same... and you have nothing to feel the least bit guilty!

    In my building, we have somebody who likes to overload the toilet with paper, etc... the toilet is always in turmoil, so much so that a plunger is always next to the toilet... you never know what will be in there.. paper towels.... a whole roll of toilet paper.. I heard about that one... or the toilet overflowing... I just avoid it and go to the men's locker room.
  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 23, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    I think you did the right thing, however they probably need to remove a few of the reading materials. icon_wink.gif

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    Jan 23, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    I would have done same thing or something similar; my situation, it would have been a Code Blue.
    Seriously, there is something wrong if your passing out while taking a shit at work.
    Fuck them if they think you did the wrong thing.
    If he had a heat at attack or an aneurysm (it can happen when you push to hard). You would have been a hero.
    I'm sure it will blow over soon enough, sooner if/when a new drama makes itself present.
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    Jan 23, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    Yeah, I agree. You did the right thing. It's really the other guy's fault for not knowing the correct way to slack at work. icon_lol.gif

    Actually, I'd be kinda pissed. I mean, if I had to take a really bad dump and knew there was someone in the stall that was just sitting there to kill time and play with this cell phone.. then I'd start pounding on the door and threaten to take dump on his desk.
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    Jan 23, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    It sounds egregious, but what about the women's restroom? I've worked at at least two companies where the women's room had couches, coffee machines, and magazine racks. Oh, but the men's room had extras too... urinals.

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    Jan 23, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidIt sounds egregious, but what about the women's restroom? I've worked at at least two companies where the women's room had couches, coffee machines, and magazine racks. Oh, but the men's room had extras too... urinals.



    Hahaha, can someone tell me why the women's room always has couches???? Not that I use that washroom, but you always see or hear about this!
  • Link27

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    Jan 23, 2011 4:26 AM GMT
    I would think the fact that you reported it would have been kept quiet - that's the way it should have been. You probably didn't even know who it was right?

    But as already said, if he was really sick and needed medical attention, you would have been praised and thanked.

    and as far as restrooms at work, I say get in and get out - who wants to spend time in a work restroom? ugh!
  • mybud

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    Jan 23, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    I would have reached under the stall....tied his shoe laces together....then yelled out...."FIRE".....
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    Jan 23, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    God damn it, why did you have to call the cops? I was in there so long because I was waiting for you to bring me an ink pen so I could the crossword puzzle.
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    Jan 23, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    . . . you are an ass, but that has always been apparent with you . . . please tell us that you didn't go to your supervisor about this . . .

    if you had been even the tiniest bit interested in his welfare (i.e., if you really "just wanted to make sure he was OK"), you would have crawled under or climbed over the stall door/wall . . . it's not that hard to ascertain if someone if breathing, but instead you chose the narc route . . .

    you clearly didn't view that man as being in imminent danger or you would have taken immediate actions commensurate with that level of concern . .

    you are a disengenous lout . . .

  • Webster666

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    Jan 23, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    A couple years back, I did an internship in a law office. It was so nice to use a restroom where the men acted like responsible adults.

    I've read that unhappy workers always destroy the restrooms.
    It's their only revenge.

    One place where I worked, a janitor told me that, in some other office, somebody had left a turd ON the toilet seat, with a SPOON in it. LOL.

    As for the OP, you did the right thing.
    From your description of the situation, I would have thought the guy was dead.
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    Jan 23, 2011 7:59 AM GMT
    Sporty_g saidWhat do you think of guys that go to the restroom,at work, take a seat in a stall,and then proceed to read the paper, take and make calls on their cell phone, text, or even fall asleep...SNORING Loudly! in the stall?
    Much less annoying than the guys who eat lots of fried foods that cause them to stink up the fucking place for the next three hours.
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    Jan 23, 2011 8:06 AM GMT
    if his feet were sticking you out you could have kicked them, this is a standard way to assess consciousness. I think the fact he had a cup of coffee with him indicated that his use of the stall was not for relieving himself.
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    Jan 23, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidI would have done same thing or something similar; my situation, it would have been a Code Blue.
    Seriously, there is something wrong if your passing out while taking a shit at work.
    Fuck them if they think you did the wrong thing.
    If he had a heat at attack or an aneurysm (it can happen when you push to hard). You would have been a hero.
    I'm sure it will blow over soon enough, sooner if/when a new drama makes itself present.


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  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 23, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    You did the right thing.

    One evening, I was riding my bicycle through the busy streets of Pusan, South Korea. I passed by a guy that was laying on the edge of a major roadway. I turned around to see if he was okay and actually thought that he might have been a victim of a hit and run. I checked to see that he was breathing and I started asking people passing by on the sidewalk to call the police. I then motioned to one man to help me move the guy onto the sidewalk, away from the traffic. As we started to pick up the guy, I could smell how intoxicated he was and that he pissed his pants. I motioned to the man helping me that the guy was drinking heavily. We moved him to the sidewalk as a woman called the police.
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    Jan 23, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    It is sometimes easy to give an opinion , after something have occured ....
    When you are on the spot , you might make a decision that doesn't seem to be the best to the readers of your thread , because we had the time to ponder about while reading it .. and then decide what would have been the best solution to the problem ... i leave it to that ... You cared and that is what counts .......icon_smile.gif
  • owen19832006

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    Jan 23, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    that is so funny!!!!
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    Jan 23, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    noren said. . . you are an ass, but that has always been apparent with you . . . please tell us that you didn't go to your supervisor about this . . .

    if you had been even the tiniest bit interested in his welfare (i.e., if you really "just wanted to make sure he was OK"), you would have crawled under or climbed over the stall door/wall . . . it's not that hard to ascertain if someone if breathing, but instead you chose the narc route . . .

    you clearly didn't view that man as being in imminent danger or you would have taken immediate actions commensurate with that level of concern . .

    you are a disengenous lout . . .



    Sometimes I'm bad a picking up on sarcasm in these threads. I really hope that is the case here. There are procedures in place for situations like this and the OP seemed to follow them. If this had been a medical emergency, the time wasted climbing over or under a urinal could have been the difference between life and death. If he beat on the door and yelled at the guy and he didn't respond, it was logical to believe that the guy was in danger. I don't know the OPs training, but not everyone is trained in first aid and the proper thing to do is to get the professionals involved. Bravo to the OP!
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    Jan 23, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    You did the right thing. Better people say you squealed than feeling bad if something bad actually happened to guy and you did nothing.

  • Jan 23, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    OP did the right thing!

    I was told that the women's restroom has a couch / chair, so that they have a private place to relax / recoupe when they get their periods.

    We had a guy that would take a shit in the middle of the floor when he was pissed at the company icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 23, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    Along the same line, I was driving home one New Years Eve about 3 AM when I rounded a sharp curve with a subdivision entrance in the curve. I slammed on the brakes...there, across the yellow line but not all the way was a Mercedes sitting idling. I got out and banged on the drivers window where the male driver was slumped over to the center console. As I banged louder a voice from the house nearest said "He's drunk! He's been sitting there about 10 minutes."
    I said "Did you call the police? I almost hit him broadside! Did you come check on him at least?"
    "No.'
    "Well, how do you know he's drunk? He may have a medical emergency. The car is in park...he didn't pass out drunk!"
    I dialed 911 and reported it. When the cops got there, the guy was stirring some but not much. Since the car was locked, one cop snaked open the driver's door and that's when we noticed he was soaked in sweat, breathing shallowly and was wearing a Medic Alert bracelet indicating "Diabetic"
    He was minutes away from a hypoglycemic coma! Thankfully, one cop had some sugary drink and the driver was able to sip some of it. Once the EMTs arrived he was taken to a hospital for further treatment.
    The neighbor who didn't think to call was ashen and said "It being New Years Eve, I just figured he was drunk! Oh my God, I recognize him now. He's a Emergency Room physician at (Name deleted) Hospital!"

    Long story short, Sporty....you did the right thing despite what the naysayers in your office may think. Ask them what you should tell their children at the funeral when you don't call 911 when they pass out?
  • CarbGoggles

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    Jan 23, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Lol wow... The last thing I would have done would have been to call the cops. I'm sure they have better things to do. If nocking didn't get a response I would have pounded on the door. If that didn't get a response I would have stood on the toilet in the next stall and looked over to see what was going on. I would have even grabbed his leg under the stall and shook him before calling the cops.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 23, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    I think I would have broke the guy's door window to check on him until help arrived.

    But the neighbor's lack of action is appalling. Who cares if he's drunk or not. Being on the road like that was an accident waiting to happen. I have a hard time understanding how some people think poorly like this.
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    Jan 23, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    I would've freaked out and knocked on the door to make sure he wasn't like dying on the crapper before calling the cops. Just incase there was something I could've done at the moment. However, since he was just slacking off this turned out really well. You said state office so I am assuming he was being paid with tax dollars to sleep on the crapper.