"Please do not flush toilet with foot"???



  • Spotted this at Fry's today.  Any one of these points could be a WTF all by itself, but the fact that this sign is posted above every urinal and toilet makes it an uber-WTF...

    [url=http://img198.imageshack.us/i/1116091235a.jpg/][img]http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4376/1116091235a.th.jpg[/img][/url]



  •  TRWTF is how amazingly often it is I enter any public restroom to find someone had made a total fucking mess. I'd say the frequency is staggering, like 60%... is it really possible that 60% of the public don't know how not to piss on a seat or flush a toilet?



  •  My favourite was

    @Some Mancunian Pub in the 80s said:

    Don't throw cigarette butts in the urinal.

    It makes them soggy and difficult to light.

    It actually worked, I've never seen a cleaner loo in a pub.



  • @RHuckster said:

     TRWTF is how amazingly often it is I enter any public restroom to find someone had made a total fucking mess. I'd say the frequency is staggering, like 60%... is it really possible that 60% of the public don't know how not to piss on a seat or flush a toilet?

     As morbius has previously mentioned, the poor aim of some people (especially Arby's customers) is legendary.



  • @RHuckster said:

     TRWTF is how amazingly often it is I enter any public restroom to find someone had made a total fucking mess. I'd say the frequency is staggering, like 60%... is it really possible that 60% of the public don't know how not to piss on a seat or flush a toilet?

    Question: Do you clean up after these customers, or do you leave the TFM for someone else to deal with?  Cuz I know I leave it for the janitor, as they have gloves and cleaners and stuff, so can clean it up properly.  It seems to me, it's a common phenomenon.  As such, probably at least ten members of the public see the TFM for every one customer who leaves one.  Also of note, I rarely see service numbers for public restrooms.  If the restroom is associated with a establishment, one can track down a staff member, and relate that there's a TFM in the bathroom.  Otherwise, there's not much you can do if there's no number.

    Not knowing the exact ratio means one cannot calculate what percentage of the public which *cannot* use the toilet without leaving a TFM, what percentage of the public merely have difficulty not leaving a TFM, and what percentage of the public demonstrate flawless bathroom usage.



  •  True enough, tgape. It's something I realized even as I was writing it, but left it in there just for hyperbole's sake. It still amazes me that even one person does it every, say, 8 hours, assuming the restrooms are maintained that often.



  • So, they're really called "Paper Protectors"? I always heard them referred to by their technical term: Ass Gasket



  • @RHuckster said:

     TRWTF is how amazingly often it is I enter any public restroom to find someone had made a total fucking mess. I'd say the frequency is staggering, like 60%... is it really possible that 60% of the public don't know how not to piss on a seat or flush a toilet?

     

    Anyone knows what the stats are for ladies toilets? I mean I don't care much when I don't have to take a shit, but I will not seat on those toilets, and the ladies always have to sit on toilets (afaik).



  • Where's the WTF? It all seems fairly reasonable to me; I assume they don't want people high-kicking the vertical mounted flushing buttons... I really would like to think TRWTF (R) is that people really need reminding of basic hygiene and manners, but given some of the restrooms I have visited I can't blame them for spelling out such terms (some of the nightclubs I have been to required one to choose between actual wading or Mission-Impossible-style gymnastics in order to access the "facilities").



  • At my office we once found a pile of poo in the middle of the bathroom floor.  No Idea why the person didn't walk the 5 feet to the stall...  This bathroom is notorious though.  Theres someone in my office who has no concept of hygene.  Poo on the flusher, walls, seat, sink, door handle, etc.  Piss soaked tp hardened onto the toilet.  Oh and we've occasionally found blood.... We think its the work of one employee since it happens once a day. 



  • @RHuckster said:

     TRWTF is how amazingly often it is I enter any public restroom to find someone had made a total fucking mess. I'd say the frequency is staggering, like 60%... is it really possible that 60% of the public don't know how not to piss on a seat or flush a toilet?

     

    There's a guy at work who will kick the handle to flush the toilet. I really don't know why. It can't be more hygienic, assuming that they are in fact going to wash their hands! Bizarre.



  • @galgorah said:

    At my office we once found a pile of poo in the middle of the bathroom floor.  No Idea why the person didn't walk the 5 feet to the stall...  This bathroom is notorious though.  Theres someone in my office who has no concept of hygene.  Poo on the flusher, walls, seat, sink, door handle, etc.  Piss soaked tp hardened onto the toilet.  Oh and we've occasionally found blood.... We think its the work of one employee since it happens once a day. 

    Good god, where do you work Arbys?



  • @amischiefr said:

    @galgorah said:

    At my office we once found a pile of poo in the middle of the bathroom floor.  No Idea why the person didn't walk the 5 feet to the stall...  This bathroom is notorious though.  Theres someone in my office who has no concept of hygene.  Poo on the flusher, walls, seat, sink, door handle, etc.  Piss soaked tp hardened onto the toilet.  Oh and we've occasionally found blood.... We think its the work of one employee since it happens once a day. 

    Good god, where do you work Arbys?
    I work for a sub company of a major Mental Health insurance company.  Hell we may even provide your mental health benefits...


  • @anothercontractor said:

    So, they're really called "Paper Protectors"? I always heard them referred to by their technical term: Ass Gasket
     

    TYVM - I LOLed and SHCOMN.   (shot hot coffee out my nose)



  • @galgorah said:

    I work for a sub company of a major Mental Health insurance company.  Hell we may even provide your mental health benefits...
     

    Ahh, so I see the inmates are running the asylum.   You really need to stop hiring the patients as coders/insurance agents.  This will surely help with the shitting on the middle of the floor.



  • Just count yourself lucky.
    Once ObamaCare is passed the government will be running the asylum and there will be shit on the middle of the floor in every room.



  • @amischiefr said:

    Ahh, so I see the inmates are running the asylum.   You really need to stop hiring the patients as coders/insurance agents.  This will surely help with the shitting on the middle of the floor.

    Ahh if only. We can't hire anyone right now.  we're in the middle of a 3 year hiring, raise, and promotion freeze.  And bonuses only come in the form of vacation time....  So basically if someone quits their coworkers get that persons duties permanently attached to their own...



  • I should add though that everyone does take pride in what we do here.  And promotions do happen, but only when absolutely necessary.



  • @bob171123 said:

    Anyone
    knows what the stats are for ladies toilets? I mean I don't care much
    when I don't have to take a shit, but I will not seat on those toilets,
    and the ladies always have to sit on toilets (afaik).

    The problem is that they assume the toliets to be dirty, so they hover above them and do their business....which of course definitely makes the toliets dirty. Apparently some ladies even hover at home.



  • @galgorah said:

    At my office we once found a pile of poo in the middle of the bathroom floor.  No Idea why the person didn't walk the 5 feet to the stall...  This bathroom is notorious though.  Theres someone in my office who has no concept of hygene.  Poo on the flusher, walls, seat, sink, door handle, etc.  Piss soaked tp hardened onto the toilet.  Oh and we've occasionally found blood.... We think its the work of one employee since it happens once a day. 

     

    Sounds like a task worthy of wasting an entire day or two keeping
    surveillance on the bathroom door and going in for a cleanliness check
    after each use to find the culprit.

     Oh, and today, like most days, I flushed the toilet with my foot.

     



  • @movzx said:

    @bob171123 said:

    Anyone
    knows what the stats are for ladies toilets? I mean I don't care much
    when I don't have to take a shit, but I will not seat on those toilets,
    and the ladies always have to sit on toilets (afaik).

    The problem is that they assume the toliets to be dirty, so they hover above them and do their business....which of course definitely makes the toliets dirty. Apparently some ladies even hover at home.

     

    Damn, what happened to the ladies having to clean the bathroom at home? I want someone to clean up after me, not the other way around!



  • @Bumble Bee Tuna said:

    @galgorah said:

    At my office we once found a pile of poo in the middle of the bathroom floor.  No Idea why the person didn't walk the 5 feet to the stall...  This bathroom is notorious though.  Theres someone in my office who has no concept of hygene.  Poo on the flusher, walls, seat, sink, door handle, etc.  Piss soaked tp hardened onto the toilet.  Oh and we've occasionally found blood.... We think its the work of one employee since it happens once a day. 

     

    Sounds like a task worthy of wasting an entire day or two keeping
    surveillance on the bathroom door and going in for a cleanliness check
    after each use to find the culprit.

     Oh, and today, like most days, I flushed the toilet with my foot.

     

     

    Yeah but do you want to have to do more work when the culprit gets his, or do you want to tolerate the TFM?



  •  I cannot imagine any possible situation in life where I would want to tolerate a work environment that included piles of shit in the middle of the bathroom floor.



  • @Bumble Bee Tuna said:

     I cannot imagine any possible situation in life where I would want to tolerate a work environment that included piles of shit in the middle of the bathroom floor.

    QFT

    That situation is NEVER okay.  Well, maybe in some prison camp for stuipd jihadists.



  • @Bumble Bee Tuna said:

     I cannot imagine any possible situation in life where I would want to tolerate a work environment that included piles of shit in the middle of the bathroom floor.

    As soon as the culprit is caught, they will be dealt with I'm sure.  Until then I use one of the other restrooms



  • That image is pretty awesome but I have to say the ad that came up next to it is even awesomer:



  • @Ilya Ehrenburg said:

     My favourite was

    @Some Mancunian Pub in the 80s said:

    Don't throw cigarette butts in the urinal.

    It makes them soggy and difficult to light.

    It actually worked, I've never seen a cleaner loo in a pub.

    See also

    @Victoria Stakes, Ally Pally, some time back in the late '80s said:

    If the floor is full, customers may use the ashtrays.

    Also

    @many places, many times said:

    Will customers please throw their butts in the ashtrays and not on the floor, as the cockroaches are getting cancer.




  • @PhillS said:

    There's a guy at work who will kick the handle to flush the toilet. I really don't know why. It can't be more hygienic, assuming that they are in fact going to wash their hands! Bizarre.

    Washing your hands isn't going to kill all the germs you pick up.  The best way is to not touch parts of the public restroom to begin with.  I use my foot to flush, absolutely.



  • @tgape said:

    @RHuckster said:

     TRWTF is how amazingly often it is I enter any public restroom to find someone had made a total fucking mess. I'd say the frequency is staggering, like 60%... is it really possible that 60% of the public don't know how not to piss on a seat or flush a toilet?

    Question: Do you clean up after these customers,

      WHAT.  THE.  FUCK ?

    Are you mental or just a born sucker?  I mean c'mon, you're out and about somewhere, you walk into a public toilet, and there's some filthy fucking shit all over the place that some immature or pissed asshole has sprayed everywhere because they're either too fucking incompetent to be able to use a toilet and notice what they're doing or they're just so stupid as to not yet having got over the novelty of having a dick and being able to aim it....  You didn't do it, you don't work there, you aren't a shareholder, you haven't got gloves and tools and cleaning fluids, but the staff there do, and somebody else is getting paid to tidy it up, which, even though it's a minimum-wage job, is still infinity percent more that you'd be getting paid - and you even have to *ask* yourself whether you should volunteer out of the goodness of your own heart to get down on your hands and knees and pick up someone else's shit and bodily fluids with your bare hands?  I repeat, WTF?

    And to both you and the OP... there's no mystery about why this happens, it's entirely intentional (at the very least in an accidentally-on-purpose kind of way), it's just a mammalian territory-marking thing, people (particularly drunk ones or over-testosteroned frustrated teenage ones) just think it's big and clever and funny to smear their "scent" all over the place.  Exact same motivation that makes all those stupid little "junior westwood" jafaican-talking baby wiggers want to tag their names all over a big beautiful bit of proper hip-hop street art painted by someone with some actual talent...




  • @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.

    That wasn't rage, that was sheer mind boggling astonishment.   I am seriously gobsmacked that anyone could ever even begin to start to consider the faintest concept of the notion that it could ever even possibly somehow be even in some vague way /their/ responsibility to do unpaid shitwork of the nastiest kind voluntarily and for no reason to the benefit of the owners of a private profit-making enterprise such as a bar or cafe or nightclub or other such circumstances or other public organised institution which has a goddam' budget for dealing with this kind of thing.  There's no need to be a martyr, some kind of Mother Teresa of the Dirty Bowl, ya know ...

     

     



  • @DaveK said:

    There's no need to be a martyr, some kind of Mother Teresa of the Dirty Bowl, ya know ...

    Mother Theresa was't a martyr, she was a fundamentalist lunatic who thought poverty was awesome.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @DaveK said:

    There's no need to be a martyr, some kind of Mother Teresa of the Dirty Bowl, ya know ...

    Mother Theresa was't a martyr, she was a fundamentalist lunatic who thought poverty was awesome.

    +1.  Yeh, she was an utter shit, which is why she sprang to mind when I was looking for a metaphor...



  • @DaveK said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @DaveK said:

    There's no need to be a martyr, some kind of Mother Teresa of the Dirty Bowl, ya know ...

    Mother Theresa was't a martyr, she was a fundamentalist lunatic who thought poverty was awesome.

    +1.  Yeh, she was an utter shit, which is why she sprang to mind when I was looking for a metaphor...

    Alright, then.  Carry on.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @DaveK said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @DaveK said:

    There's no need to be a martyr, some kind of Mother Teresa of the Dirty Bowl, ya know ...

    Mother Theresa was't a martyr, she was a fundamentalist lunatic who thought poverty was awesome.

    +1.  Yeh, she was an utter shit, which is why she sprang to mind when I was looking for a metaphor...

    Alright, then.  Carry on.

    The following quote was overheard on irc #kolkata:

    ... that Mother Teresa, she's a right evil cow() - she's all like "Oh, you're all poor and shit, come inside and let me take care of you", then she's all like "here, have a nice new coat", and she puts it on you, but the coat's made of fucking porcupines and they're all facing inwards!  And then she's like, "I hope you feel the love of God, bitch", and she pushed me down the stairs, I broke two legs and the bloody coat was killing me ...

    Still, let's see what google has to say:

    @google: for said:

     Results 1 - 10 of about 435,000 for "mother teresa" +saint. (0.42 seconds)

     

    @google: against said:

     Results 1 - 10 of about 56,800 for "mother teresa" +bitch. (0.28 seconds)

    Damn, even Google can't save us now!  (Wait... what!?)

     

    () - The little-known polar opposite of the Hindu Holy Cow.



  • Results 1 - 10 of about 598,000 for "mother teresa" +computer. (0.30 seconds)

    Results 1 - 10 of about 648 for "mother teresa" +"random words". (0.25 seconds) 



  • @bob171123 said:

    Anyone knows what the stats are for ladies toilets? I mean I don't care much when I don't have to take a shit, but I will not seat on those toilets, and the ladies always have to sit on toilets (afaik).
    They fare no better, although they only tend to produce litter messes, whereas the male washrooms have more bodily waste thrown about.



  • @DaveK said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.

    PMS-induced astonishment
     

    Did you read the post? His point wasn't some kind of moral obligation to wipe feces off of a public toilet for the good of society. He is saying just because the toilet was a big mess doesn't mean the last person to enter the stall was a slob, but that there were probably 50 other hopeful people who did the same thing I did: open the door, look at the seat, and leave... the mess I see at 6pm was probably made by a jackass at 9am, and nobody in the public (rightfully so, as he even indicates) has the tools or the patience or the nerve to clean up.



  • @RHuckster said:

    @DaveK said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.

    PMS-induced astonishment
     

    Did you read the post? His point wasn't some kind of moral obligation to wipe feces off of a public toilet for the good of society. He is saying just because the toilet was a big mess doesn't mean the last person to enter the stall was a slob, but that there were probably 50 other hopeful people who did the same thing I did: open the door, look at the seat, and leave... the mess I see at 6pm was probably made by a jackass at 9am, and nobody in the public (rightfully so, as he even indicates) has the tools or the patience or the nerve to clean up.

     

    Did YOU read the post? To me it seemed like tgape was telling DaveK not to complain since he didn't clean up. DaveK was not wrong in his reaction.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @bob171123 said:
    Anyone knows what the stats are for ladies toilets? I mean I don't care much when I don't have to take a shit, but I will not seat on those toilets, and the ladies always have to sit on toilets (afaik).
    They fare no better, although they only tend to produce litter messes, whereas the male washrooms have more bodily waste thrown about.

    Women's restrooms that are lightly-trafficked, such as those in offices or churches, tend to be cool, quiet, clean and pleasant smelling.  Women's restrooms at a restaurant or public event (or Allah help you, women's porta potties) tend to be literally overflowing with liquid effluent.  If there's alcohol involved, the seat will be thoroughly drenched in piss.  Eventually the women's restroom will get a massive line because the women are all squatting and trying not to touch anything or step in the puddles of urine.

     

    I have a theory.  The out-of-the-way women's rooms have their own devoted pervert of a janitor who cleans it 20 times a day in the hopes of catching a peek at something or, at the very least, hearing the satisfying splash as some hot little thang drops off a load of timber.  Unless your janitor is gay, your men's room will not get the same love.  I've worked at places with gay janitors and, like, there was always someone in the men's room scrubbing things down.  It was heavenly.  All the women I worked with were utterly helpless and confused, though.  "Did you see what's clogging up stall #3 again?  It's been like that all day.  I swear that fat bitch in accounting had a miscarriage and tried to flush it.  She wouldn't even notice if she was pregnant, that fat whale bitch."



  • @RHuckster said:

    @DaveK said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.

    PMS-induced astonishment
     

    Did you read the post? His point wasn't some kind of moral obligation to wipe feces off of a public toilet for the good of society. He is saying just because the toilet was a big mess doesn't mean the last person to enter the stall was a slob, but that there were probably 50 other hopeful people who did the same thing I did: open the door, look at the seat, and leave... the mess I see at 6pm was probably made by a jackass at 9am, and nobody in the public (rightfully so, as he even indicates) has the tools or the patience or the nerve to clean up.

     

    sadly, I have to say that I have done that several times. opened the door, saw the mess, closed the door, and went to a different stall. Still not sure why there's but 1 urinal in the whole building but....



  • @RHuckster said:

    @DaveK said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.

    PMS-induced astonishment
     

    Did you read the post? 

    I most certainly did.  In particular, I read this bit:

    @tgape said:

    Question: Do you clean up after these customers, or do you leave the TFM for someone else to deal with?

    and was replying to the question.



  • @Steeldragon said:

    @RHuckster said:

    @DaveK said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    @DaveK said:

    PMS-induced rage
    Looks like somebody shit in their cereal this morning.  When's the last time you saw your psychiatrist.

    PMS-induced astonishment
     

    Did you read the post? His point wasn't some kind of moral obligation to wipe feces off of a public toilet for the good of society. He is saying just because the toilet was a big mess doesn't mean the last person to enter the stall was a slob, but that there were probably 50 other hopeful people who did the same thing I did: open the door, look at the seat, and leave... the mess I see at 6pm was probably made by a jackass at 9am, and nobody in the public (rightfully so, as he even indicates) has the tools or the patience or the nerve to clean up.

     

    sadly, I have to say that I have done that several times. opened the door, saw the mess, closed the door, and went to a different stall. Still not sure why there's but 1 urinal in the whole building but....

    This is going to turn ugly some day when all the stalls get horribly messed up and someone decide to try and figure out how to take a dump in the urinal ... 



  •  Seeing how parents are too incompetent to teach their kids how to read, write, talk, do mathematics, avoid getting ripped off with their mortgages, etc., maybe they should teach kids how to use public restrooms in school. I mean, if they're singing and dancing for the commie in chief, you know they'll try their best to keep the toilets clean for him, right? Right?



  • @DaveK said:

    This is going to turn ugly some day when all the stalls get horribly messed up and someone decide to try and figure out how to take a dump in the urinal ...




  •  

    Did YOU read the post? To me it seemed like tgape was telling DaveK
    not to complain since he didn't clean up. DaveK was not wrong in his
    reaction.

     The post in question was replying to ME... and I never interpreted his response to mean I shouldn't complain because I didn't clean it up.



  •  Why don't they just make a fucking flush pedal and be done with it?

    I once saw a fat guy avoid touching the door handle by kicking the door-opener button (probably 3.5-4 feet off the floor). He pretended not to notice me staring at him as he waited for the door to open.

     Also, I assume they wouldn't put up such a stupid sign unless they were sick of people kicking off the flush handles.



  • @monkeypants said:

     Why don't they just make a fucking flush pedal and be done with it?

    They do make flush pedal toilets.  However, a better* solution exists: automatic toilets.

     

    @monkeypants said:

     Also, I assume they wouldn't put up such a stupid sign unless they were sick of people kicking off the flush handles.

    I never kick, just gently depress with my foot.  I use less force than half the idiots who slam the thing down with their hands.

     

    <font size="1">*If we define "better" to mean "frequently triggers for no reason while you're in the middle of doing your business or doesn't work at all, leaving a bowl of putrid waste".</font>



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    However, a better* solution exists: automatic toilets.
     

    This reminds me of an excellent short by Mr Fireland: The Eternal Flush



  • @dhromed said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    However, a better* solution exists: automatic toilets.
     

    This reminds me of an excellent short by Mr Fireland: The Eternal Flush

    God bless you.


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