It was one of those slightly awkward four-way video chats but overall I thought the host did a good job of getting the different guests involved – myself, Michael Podell and Jill Jacinto. That said, it turns out that the discussion had absolutely nothing to do with etiquette – it was all about shame. It seemed like nobody involved could get over the fact that taking a big poop at work was anything other than an act to be downplayed, concealed, or outright avoided. Techniques to avoid smells, avoid noises and avoid letting your coworkers know what you were up to were all that was discussed.
Which is fine. I get that not everybody is completely comfortable with taking a massive poop at work. I get that not everybody wants to come out of the stall after a noisy session to be confronted with their boss. But let’s get one thing clear right now: this has nothing to do with etiquette and everything to do with shame. Taking poops is exactly what the bathroom is designed for. I don’t care how loud or stinky your poop is, there is nothing about taking that poop that makes it bad etiquette. Poop all you want in the bathroom, that is the whole point of that room and pooping is a perfectly natural bodily function.
Now I’m not advocating that you get in the stall and start grunting and groaning – that’s something that is completely in your control to avoid doing, and excessive grunting is certainly bad etiquette. But natural poop noises and smells are just part of life.]]>
But seriously, what’s the deal with a double toilet in a brand new facility? All conspiracy theories aside, this is what we know:
1) Two toilets, no partition.
2) One toilet paper dispenser
3) What appear to be the remains of a partition between the two toilets.
Based on these this information it seems like the area was originally designed for one toilet (one TP dispenser). However, we can guess that toilet was never installed in the middle, as there is no evidence of moving a toilet. So it seems like somebody installed the first toilet on one side, and then had the brilliant idea of installing another in the remaining space. At first they put up a partition, but then realized the partition prevented the second toilet from accessing the TP. That’s where the insanity started. For whatever reason (no budget to buy one?) rather than install a second TP dispenser, they simply removed the partition allowing the second toilet access to the first dispenser (if you can call reaching across somebody else access).
Think I’ll stick to pooping at home thank you very much!]]>
In any case, a commenter on a post about a new beauty blog over at Metafilter summarized exactly what I think is wrong with all these studies (the beauty blog found a bunch of bacteria in a makeup brush, FYI):
OK, but there’s no evidence whatsoever that microbes on a makeup brush cause disease. Mostly it’s a meaningless gross-out demonstration, like when they compare how clean “X” is versus “a toilet seat”. (Hint: the average container of Yoplait has about 3.5 gazillion times more microbes.)
Is that yogurt dirty and dangerous? No, it’s delicious!]]>
I don’t know what show this is from, or even if the caption was actually said on that show, but whatever the case I do know this: the marker poop is one of the most frustrating poops there is. You just keep wiping and wiping and wiping and wiping… and at some point you just kind of give up.
via The Chive]]>
Boy was I disappointed to see the results – a measly 0.7 pounds (318 g). Yep, all that buildup and excitement only to figure out I didn’t even lose a pound. Guess I’ll try harder next time…]]>
This is one of those times. Behold, I present you with the Best Animated GIF in the World:
via The Chive]]>
A group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, accompanied by two female teachers, went on a field trip to the local racetrack (Churchill Downs) to learn about thoroughbred horses and the supporting industry (Bourbon), but mostly to see the horses.
When it was time to take the children to the bathroom, it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other. The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting outside the men’s room when one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal.
Having no choice, she went inside, helped the boys with their pants, and began hoisting the little boys up one by one, holding on to their ‘wee-wees’ to direct the flow away from their clothes.
As she lifted one, she couldn’t help but notice that he was unusually well endowed. Trying not to show that she was staring the teacher said, ‘You must be in the 5th grade.’
‘No, ma’am’, he replied. ‘I’m riding Silver Arrow in the seventh race, but I appreciate your help.’
via my brother]]>
Originally found at SunnyLOL
Oh, and btw, there’s no etiquette against using such a toilet. If you dare!]]>
This isn’t rocket surgery people, this is a $40 potty for kids that comes with an integrated iPad stand. Now I’m more of an old-school kind of guy myself, using books, toys and bribery to keep my little ones planted and on task, but there’s no denying that our society is moving towards an “all iPads, all the time” model of parenting. And this certainly beats handing your kid your iPad, and then watching as they drop it on the floor and pee all over it…
Thanks to Mrs DC for the heads up!]]>