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Ladies' Room Etiquette?

What Are Your Ladies' Room Pet Peeves?


We've all used a public restroom for more than it was designed at some point, but everyone has their own opinion about where and when public grooming is appropriate. Retouching makeup, a quick change in a stall, or a good cry can happen to the best of us, but there are some women who use powder rooms as their own private space. Nail clipping, neti potting, phone calling, who knows what a woman will do when she thinks she has a room of her own?

So whether it's a common sight or something so absurd you've only seen once (mercifully), what bathroom behaviors overstep ladies' room boundaries?

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amber512 amber512 6 years
I have used TP to open the door before! But I have always thrown it in the trash can.
Laplander Laplander 6 years
I find it annoying when your at a bar bathroom and instantly girls are all making phony friends, complimenting each other on their shoes, clothes etc. It's a dumb way to try to diffuse any possible attacks on your boyfriend.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
I want to know why women will leave a wad of toilet paper in the toilet after they've flushed. Is it because not everything went down and they don't feel like flushing again but want to "hide" the evidence? Did they blow their nose afterward and didn't want to throw the tissue in the trash? This happens with properly working toilets and its always a large wad of toilet paper. Honestly this is the thing I come across the most and I don't understand it.
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 6 years
oh goodness! I hate when you have to go #2 and there's someone in there on the phone or doing their make-up, or when a bunch of people just go in to talk! I mean, some people just wanna do their business and get back to work! In a non-work setting though, if you pee on the seat, wipe it up! Also, flush the toilet, and don't forget to WASH YOUR HANDS!!!
nylorac nylorac 6 years
i hate when people come out of the stall, wash their hands, and leave the faucet on. this happens multiple times in my bathroom in the office, and the nozzle is one that you have to twist to dispense from, and it bugs me everytime someone leaves without shutting it off. how about being respectful and not wasteful?
likethedirection likethedirection 6 years
I hate when people camp out in the stall. I suppose they're embarrassed to make sounds, which is fine, but it's still really uncomfortable to try to pee while someone's just sitting a stall or two down perfectly silent. I also hate when people take the stall next to me if there are other options. Is there anyone out there who can tell me WHY some people do that? And, fake washing of hands. If you're not going to wash your hands the right way, just leave otherwise you're spreading all your germs around the sink area. At least I can use a paper towel to get past your dirty door handle.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Wow, I have a million of them. Handwashing is a big one. I just want to say to those women, 'You're afraid of nasty people leaving germs? Guess what YOU ARE THAT NASTY PERSON.' Also smoking, how do you wipe without burning yourself? Not flushing- especially when you poop or are on your period. Also women who go to the bathroom in huge flocks. I mean one or two is fine, but do you need to roll 8-deep just to piss? Though number one is peeing all over the seat. You don't want to sit on it fine. But THAT'S WHY THE SEAT FLIPS UP. Unless you're arthritic or morbidly obese you should be able to flip the damn seat up with your foot. Men have been doing it since they invented flip-up toilet seats, there's no reason women can't do it too. Though when someone walks out of the stall and I walk in and the seat is pissy I'm afraid to confront them because what if it's one of those toilets that sprays drops of toilet water on the seat when you flush. I would feel awful if I bitched someone out for no reason.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
BOYS. I hate it when moms bring their boys (not babies, I'm talking elementary school age) in to the bathrooms with them. The oldest boy I've seen in a women's room was about 10 years old. That is not appropriate. I know they're protective, I'm a mom too...but really, come on. Most big public places have family restrooms. The ones that don't have perfectly fine men's rooms. Mom can wait right outside. I have a three-year-old daughter who spends half the week with her dad. He takes her to the family restroom or finds a locking restroom with only one toilet. She does not wander around a public men's room, just like little boys (and especially older boys) should not wander around a public women's room.
Lavinie Lavinie 6 years
i don't understand why some woman don't flush after using the bathroom! it's just common courtesy - for the next person... and it's plain gross...
Ladyseven Ladyseven 6 years
In HS, I once saw a girl taking a nap in a stall. The door was broken on that stall, and I saw her in there first thing in the morning, and then around lunch, passed out. Now, I understand zoning out in the ladies for a few, but taking a full on nap?
Burkina Burkina 6 years
When I try to flush the toilet and it is covered in mud. Is it so hard to use a lil' toilet paper to cover your fingers while you push the handle?
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
I can't stand it when a bathroom is crowded and a woman decides to take her time fixing her makeup despite there being several other women needing to wash their hands. It also annoys me when a mom decides to take up an entire counter to change her baby when there is a perfectly good changing table a few feet away.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I can't stand bathroom hookups, particularly if it's a one-toilet bathroom and the not-so-discreet couple decides not to make it a quickie. A giant line forms outside and then everyone kind of cringes when some stupid beefcake and his bro-hoe come waltzing out. Annoying and gross. I also hate how so many women seem to take 20 freaking minutes to take a piss.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I really can't stand it when people don't wash their hands. I mean, at least rinse them....or something! Yuck.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
lol fuzzles. Not so much "annoying" but "so, so weird" is when someone whistles or hums a tune whilst peeing.
myfaircady myfaircady 6 years
There are times when phone use doesn't bother me. Typically, it bothers me, though. Especially since sometimes, from the side that I get to hear, they are some off the weirdest conversations. I really think my biggest issue is when ladies don't wash their hands. It bothers me so badly. I know it doesn't affect me at all, but it's still gross.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Natalie- That's an ideal time to cut loose with a sonic hand fart. Instant conversation ender, and privacy is restored. ;)
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
The only thing I've seen that annoyed me was cellphone use in the bathroom. It's really uncomfortable to pee if someone's friend is on the line, probably hearing it too, in a really quiet bathroom! Awkward....
moose-juice moose-juice 6 years
Apart from drug use and hookups of course, as far as I am concerned, anything goes as long as the restroom isn't crowded, you clean up after yourself, and you respect that the bathroom really is meant for going to the bathroom and the needs of people taking advantage of it's intended use are the most important. I doubt that most people doing non-toilet related stuff planned on clipping their nails, or clearing their sinuses there, it's just that they had a sudden unexpected need and there was no better locality that they could conveniently get to. I'd like to think that if I realized that I only shaved one leg that morning by mistake, or I broke a nail, or whatever and couldn't go the rest of the day like that and wasn't able to go home or somewhere more private, that there wouldn't be some bitch in a huff about how I ruined the ambiance of her toilet break.
ASHLEERB ASHLEERB 6 years
The only pet peeve I have is when I go into an empty restroom and just as I sit down someone goes into the stall next to me. I get so pissed that they invade my space when there is plenty of stalls that they could have chosen that aren't right next to me!
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