Up or Down?

  • jeep334

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    Jun 18, 2017 2:09 AM GMT
    I'm just curious and I understand this might seem like a stupid topic (there' I've said it so the haters don't have to say it) but I'm curious on how you leave a toilet seat when you leave the bathroom/public restroom. It personally irritates me when I come upon a toilet seat that is left up. I don't want to put my hand on it to put it down. In fact, I always use my foot to knock it down. I think it's not only inconsiderate, dirty and rude but simply uncaring as well to leave the seat up. Just to quell any thoughts here, I don't like to use a urinal because of splash back and I really don't want to stand over another person's urine that's still sitting in the bottom of the urinal. Urine at that point is not a pleasant smell to me. Opinions?
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    Jun 18, 2017 2:30 AM GMT
    In public restrooms seats that are down are more likely to have been pissed on. I have no problem using my foot to bring it down.
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 18, 2017 8:56 PM GMT
    In a public restroom, I always use my shoe to lift the seat if it is down. I leave it that way.
  • jeepguySD

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    Jun 18, 2017 11:51 PM GMT
    When using a public toilet I always raise the seat when I leave the stall because so, so many guys will not raise the seat when they pee, and they often pee all over the seat. I don't know how many times I've gone into a stall to find urine all over the seat -- totally disgusting. So, I am now in the habit of raising the seat when I leave the stall as a preventative measure.

    OP, isn't it easier to lower a "clean" seat with your foot than have to have to wipe off and clean a seat wet with someone else's urine? If using your foot is part of your annoyance, how about just tearing off some toilet paper and using that to lower the seat with your hand.

    For me the disgust of being confronted with a urine soaked seat is far, far worse than having to lower a seat, and personally, I'm grateful to whomever came before me and left the seat up thus preventing someone from peeing on it.
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    Jun 20, 2017 3:42 AM GMT
    I consider that the seat is hinged at the back and sufficiently lightweight enough to toggle between its two states with minimal effort. Therefore I'm reserving my contempt for gum spitters.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 20, 2017 3:52 PM GMT
    I avoid using public restrooms whenever possible. They are usually disgusting since there are a lot of men out there who apparently have really bad aim.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 23, 2017 5:56 AM GMT
    not even sure why anyone is allowed to piss in a stall (standing) , since the piss on the seat, and stand in a stall ratio is 1:1 there should be a barrier to prevent it.
  • jeep334

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    Jun 23, 2017 11:42 AM GMT
    Lots of good points. In reality it is far easier to kick the seat down with your foot for hopes of a clean seat. I came across a spring-action seat not too long ago where the seat sprung back up after use. I still had to hold it down with my hand before I sat down because the spring was too strong. Just needs some adjustment.

    I think my real gripe is with the consideration some men have for each other. Why in the world would you piss on a seat that the next guy has to clean up? I thought we were better than that
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    Jun 23, 2017 5:21 PM GMT
    Yup; I always leave the seat up to prevent some feckless fool from pissing on the seat.

    A few months ago my gym (part of a municipal community centre) decided to get with the times and made the two single-person washrooms unisex. Within three days the uproar created by the women was so intense the washrooms reverted back to "men" and "women". Apparently most of the women didn't know, or forgot, what it was like growing up with a brother. The women started discovering toilets with seats left up and/or piss on them, lol.

    A couple of times I found shoe prints And pee on the seat in the gym bathroom. I live in a very multicultural place so I understand that but eechhhh! Fortunately the gym put up a sign requesting that people refrain from doing that for a couple of weeks. I think they twisted themselves silly trying to figure out how to say it in a way that was as politically correct as possible, lol.