Thursday, October 22, 2009

When, if ever, is it appropriate to drop a noisy bomb ("let it rip", "make wall art" and "spay the bowl") in a public restroom?

11 comments:

K8 said...

never! unless you are very ill and the other option is shitting your pants.

Beth said...

possibly if you're alone and there is air freshener available. and for the circumstances K8 describes.

John said...

I would think these types of situations come only when one has no choice, so manners aren't even a consideration.

This reminds me, I don't like the phrase "courtesy flush" because it seems like one doesn't have to do that.

David said...

i say never, too. earlier this week, i was in my office restroom and fell victim to hearing a colleague's noisy poops and i have to say i was horrified! not ok. the whole time, i heard the clicking of his blackberry....it was not an emergency!

Andrew said...

I say drop it like it's hot. Just make sure no one else is there.

And while we're on the subject of horrible bathroom etiquette, why is it that middle-aged and older people feel the need to answer their cell phones while losing some body mass, if you know what I mean. 1.) I don't need to hear your conversation. 2.) I don't think the person on the line wants to hear what you're up to. And 3.) I don't want your cell phone anywhere near me afterward. So gross. This has happened in my office building's public bathroom on more than three occasions.

Dan said...

Whenever you can find a clean facility. True story: a friend of mine used to work in a large office that had a notorious bomb-dropper, and they had to stake him out because he would wrap his shoes in TP so you couldn't ID him while he was in the stall.

Battgirl said...

So there is someone in the building where I work that insists on powdering their nether regions after using the facilities. They always leave white dust all over the toilet seat. While this certainly doesn't constitute the level of gross of leaving "body mass" anywhere on the seat, it pisses me off. I wish ppl would just clean up after themselves no matter what they are applying or dropping off!

(Maybe they really are pissing dust?)

Chris In DC said...

You people have a lot of rules about farting and pooping....

Ken S said...

Whenever I run out of Chipotle-away.

Leslie said...

Haha. I think it is all so hilarious people can do it whenever and wherever they like as long as they're cool with me giggling about it.

Scottie said...

Yup, I'm solidly in the "never" camp. I'm also a big believer in the "Road Win"...in other words, if I gotta deuce it up at the office, I'll typically use a bathroom on another floor, just for some added piece of mind. Helps me relax...