~A Visit Is Just A Visit~
Restroom etiquette is vital in this necessity driven area of
our lives. We are all in need of a good restroom on a daily basis,
whether it is at work, at a restaurant, in a park...etc. A little bit
of of good manners here goes a long way.
We have all been the victim of a poorly used public restroom
at one point or another. There is nothing that is more disgusting than
to walk into a restroom that has been left in such a state that even
the rodents would run away. It is simply unkind to do this to another
person...stranger or not.
Using the restroom is a part of life. Good
is supposed to be a part of life. Let's face it what goes on in a
restroom is not the most pleasant part of life, however it definitely
necessary. There are many
good practices and habits to be in to show
that we know how to take care of even this.
The following is a list
of good restroom manners. Using them
in all settings is a good idea.
- Be quick. Even
if there isn't a line, get
in and get out. This is not the time to catch up in the
daily paper, text messages or whatever you have.
- Clean up.
Leave the stall or restroom better than how you found it. It is not
polite to leave toilet paper all over, like there was a toilet papering
party in the stall. If you dribbled a bit on the seat, wipe it up.
Every time you use a public restroom, flush the toilet.
Stay to make sure that everything went down, if it didn't flush again.
- Keep your
children in line. It may be difficult to keep a curious
child from peeking, however do your best to teach them it is not
appropriate. It is very embarrassing to be conducting one's business
only to have little peeking eyes introducing themselves.
- Cell phone
etiquette. The restroom is not a place to chat on the cell
phone, whether it is for business or pleasure. Please wait
until you have left the bathroom to have the important chat. Which
brings me to the next point...
conversations at a minimum. Restrooms are known for their
unbelievable acoustics so conversations tend to carry a lot further
than the bathroom walls. Also, wait until you and your friend are done
before you continue your conversation. It is bad restroom etiquette to
carry on a
conversation in the stalls.
- Smells and
noises. Like I mentioned before, the restroom is the
place where our not so good noises and smells are unleashed. Keep your
comments to yourself. It is no polite to state the obvious when the
odor is close to unbearable. It is never kind to laugh when someone has
made noises that are normally not heard. If you feel like you need to
cover up some noises, flush the toilet first, turn on a hand dryer or
run some tap water
- Grooming. Keep
your grooming habits to a minimum in public restrooms. A little touch
up or hair adjustment is okay, however a full blown makeover is not.
Save it for when you are at home.
- Wash Your
Hands. It is vital that you wash your hands after you use
the restroom. It helps you and everyone else stay healthy.
The restroom is a place for relief and sometimes solitude. Using
our best restroom etiquette will help everyone have a better experience