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Do Your Co-Workers Lack Common Bathroom Courtesy?

Do Your Co-Workers Lack This Kind of Bathroom Courtesy?

When I read a 20-paragraph article called "Beware of the Tinkler," I knew the author meant business. Sarah Kogan works for O, The Oprah Magazine and spends her free time fantasizing about smartly tracking down the office tinkler — you know, the person who leaves droplets on the seat to greet you as the next customer. While I've had my fair share of frustration over office tinklers, I've never had the drive to sit down and write a whole story about my desire to rid the tinkler of her title. Maybe it's one woman, maybe a few, but no matter how many are acting without courtesy it really is something we all could do without. So, tell me, do your co-workers have anything in common with Oprah's tinkler employee?


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cageyme cageyme 9 years
I work in a small office and we have a co-ed bathroom. However, everybody practices good bathroom manners. The seat gets left up now and then, but so what? It takes about 10 seconds to put it down again. My husband comes home with some pretty far out tales about the bathrooms in his office building. It's always the same, solitary person who causes all the problems. :pepino:
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
We have a pooper but we all know who it is, not to go into details but she is morbidly obese and obviously cant wipe correctly and leaves......bits...and trails....and ya get the idea. poo on the door handles ladies...its why i use the mens room (we have one dude here and he is gay)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
At my last job we had someone who did this. A co worker of mine hung up a sign in each stall saying: "If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat."
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
We share two bathrooms for about 6 men and 34 women. It's a constant war trying to get in there during class change! It's also a war to encourage people to use proper toilet ettiquette. Some guys will leave the seats up and the gals will leave a nice letter above the toilet reminding them to put it down. Some people leave pee in the toilet (thank goodness no poo!). Some people leave little dribbles on the seat. I just line the seat with toilet paper and try not to think about who else's butt has touched the seat. There's also a teacher who likes to spray a LOT of cologne (Named Bod I think. EW!) so it smells gross.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
Our ladies room is really clean and we share it with several other companies. The poo thing I will never understand someone used to do that at one of my old jobs. The one thing I have a huge problem with is the people that do not wash their hands after going potty. When I was in college I was in the ladies room at a bar. A girl came out of the stall fluffed her hair, put on lipgloss, and left. There was no handwashing, her table was next to ours, and 2 minutes later she had her hands all over some guys face. All I could think was EWWWW! She didn't wash her hands.
emalove emalove 9 years
Our staff bathrooms can get pretty gross sometimes...luckily, there's several of them though, so if one's bad, I'll try another.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I once had a job where there was one bathroom (one toilet, one sink) in our suite -there were more down the hall outside of our suite, but my department used the one bathroom because of the nature of the business I was in (wow, I made this story really complicated didn't I?!) I would come to work at night and there would ALWAYS be a banana peel in the trash and a coffee cup ring on the counter. Who eats and drinks in the bathroom?! Oh, and don't get me started about the time the toilet over flowed and all my stuff under my desk was soaked in toilet water!
verily verily 9 years
No tinklers, but there is a woman who uses a massive amount of toilet paper and constantly clogs one of the toilets with it.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Who are these people who leave the phantom poop?! Insane.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
at my office, there is a big handicap stall at the end of the bathroom, with its own sink/counter/mirror in it...well it's the pooping stall, very obviously, and every day you'll go in to pee and there's someone in there but is being very very quiet the issue i have is that recently there's been Avon magazines left in there....and on the ground too. like, that's sick. you can't pick up a germy magazine and have a gander while you're doing your business, then stop and sit silently while someone else pees, then go about your business when they're's strange!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
The worst thing that happens in my office is not using the air-santizing spray. If you got to do your business at work, that's fine... but try not to have it smell nasty for the next lady who comes in... that's why it's sitting on the counter.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
It's not so bad here. Once in a while I see something on the seat, but not too often. When I was a freshman in college, I shared a bathroom with maybe 20 other girls. Someone left poo IN THE SHOWER! WTF! A girl! Those bathrooms were a nightmare. Actually the whole dorm felt more like a prison than anything.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
We don't have staff restrooms at my place of employment so I am not sure if it is co-workers or members who are tinklers.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
I've definitely had a few times when there will be trails left of the last person. I find this disgusting considering that everyone at work is educated and over the age of 5.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Such a funny topic that so many people deal with. I share a bathroom with other offices on our floor, but there is a girl from another floor that comes down and clogs our 2nd toilet at about 3 everyday. Building maintence just comes to our floor to clean up everyday now because of all the calls that we make to complain!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
Ha Bella, we have a phantom pooper here also! How hard is it to flush the toilet. Gross! I don't want to see other peoples poop! We also have tinklers. If you are gonna squat and you pee on the seat, wipe it up when you are done!
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
My coworkers are fine, but patients sometimes use the bathroom as well and they aren't always so courteous. I also have had to deal with a phantom pooper. Yuck!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Havent noticed this in the least here. We use seat covers. I do hate it when people talk to me while I'm trying to tinkle. I need complete silence people, shy bladder! :D
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Bella, I have also experienced the popper. We have a tinkler in our office just nasty. Wh6y do some women go the bathroom and don't wash their hands. One word- NASTY.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I've got you all beat. At my previous job, we had a PHANTOM POOPER. I'd walk into a stall and there'd be a huge turd just sitting there. It was disgusting, and it happened frequently enough that it could not have just been an accident. I kept wondering who the sicko was. It's not like anyone wants to see someone else's POO.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I've known a few germaphobe females who will not allow their flesh to touch a public toilet, so they squat and tinkle while suspending their nethers ungainly over the seat. Yup. Those little droplets aren't always caused by a forceful flush. But I cannot condemn my friends for leaving a bit of themselves behind. In fact, they may have conscientiously wiped when they were finished. I have no idea -- I never asked to watch.
stayplus stayplus 9 years
How do you leave droplets on the seat when you're sitting down? Oh, this reminds me of this time I went into the bathroom at this restaurant and there was a stall with its door wide-open, revealing a toilet bowl with what looked like exploding diarrhoea all over it.
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