(Dubai United Arab Emirates)
Are you drinking enough? I have seen this statement above urinal toilets. It seems really out of place in a bathroom. What are your thoughts? Is it right?
Are you drinking enough WATER?
One word makes a big difference. I think it may be a public service item. If you are not drinking enough water your urine will be darker in yellow than if you drank more water and it were almost clear. No better time to take note than while in progress. :)
Aug 23, 2011
Urinal Message Etiquette
by: Kevin (Modern Manners and Etiquette)
Thank you for the question and I must say that it is a first. I can't think of anyone else that has asked a question about urinal message etiquette. ;-)
If someone asks if you are drinking enough, it sounds a little bit like either a public service message, or that someone is worried about you becoming dehydrated.
You did not mention it in your post, but I would guess that you are seeing these signs in a bar, pub or some similar establishment. If that is the case, these types of locations are extremely casual and this is really not offensive. It sounds like they are trying to encourage you to go back and drink more so that you spend more. I think their message is more about marketing their product more than anything.
If you were to see a message like this on the urinal of a nice restaurant, or theater, then you would have an etiquette issue. That kind of a message would be very out of place in a formal setting.
So, I wouldn't let the message worry you...unless you haven't been drinking enough. Then you should drink some more!