I am a woman, so as a woman it just baffles me when I enter a public bathroom and find it utterly disgusting to say the least. For some reason and I am certain I am not the only one who thinks so, but when you walk into a bathroom and the first glance is that of paper towels tossed every where but the trash can itself you can only stop and wonder what’s in store when you proceed to the stall.
Sometimes the need to go will suddenly disappear, but the fact remains that sometimes that need is just too strong to turn back. The worst I have encountered while in a public bathroom is an unflushed toilet with feces or pee still in it, the toilet seat cover still on the seat, or even period stains and pee droppings on the toilet seat. Holding your breath is always mandatory if you don’t want to leave with the stench still clinging to your nose, as you scurry to wash your hands and simply get out.
To this I ask why? As I’d like to ponder if you wouldn’t think twice about doing such a thing at home where you obviously clean up after yourself, or even wonder the lack of cleaning done at home to cause someone to nonchalantly walk into a bathroom and not care less about the poor person going in after them or the maintenance worker that has to clean up your mess.
This sort of behavior is absolutely uncalled for. No one should be subjected to your disgusting behavior, and you should be a bit more considerate if you know yourself as one of the women described above. Be it at work, a restaurant or even a nightclub nothing should be more important than that of the next person that has to look, smell or clean up your mess. It’s just a matter of simple common courtesy. You may be used to this, but the many that care about their hygiene surely aren’t. I know I’m not and I was born and raised in a city that basically keeps you on your toes.
I was raised to be considerate to others and the one thing I frown on is a dirty bathroom or kitchen, so please I beg you, if you are indeed the person described within and are now frowning because you have been called out, don’t and just be a bit neater when visiting another public restroom. Think about it. If a hidden camera was programmed to capture such people like you and tickets were issued for “disgusting behavior” you would be glad you found this and took it to heart.
Copyright © 2009~Alma Gonzalez
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