- Mental Health
Why Do People Close the Bathroom/Toilet Door, Even Though They Are Home Alone?
"Why do people close the bathroom door when they are home alone?"
I can't believe I never thought about making a hub about this as this is probably my specialty
We all hear about the burglars who come when everyone's away and steal your expensive items, etc.. However there are other types of burglars too. They're the bathroom-time burglars. Whenever you're home alone and go to a bathroom, a hidden camera they installed while the house was empty tells them it's time to make a move. Of course to keep it going quickly, they have special spies located (and rotated) nearby. You may think your neighbor is a nice person, but there's a possibility one of your neighbors might actually be from the BTBN (Bathroom Time Burglars Network). They are trained to steal little items quickly. They're also trained to be friendly with you so that they may scope out the small items of middle-worth beforehand. While this happens for everyone, and happens to be the reason why certain items mysteriously disappear, only those who close the bathroom door have caught on to the BTBN conspiracy, and close their bathroom door just in case the BTBN agent might be a rogue agent who'll seek to do more than just petty theft.
As Spryte reminded us in Project F.U.R.B.A.L.L, cats are actually intelligence agents spying on your every move. What she failed to mention is that even dogs and other pets are also part of sister associations. Together, each organization gathers intelligence and reveals it to the Mother Network: P.E.T.S (People's Every Trait Study). As you can tell from its name, their aim is to learn about all Human traits - whether it be dog lovers, cat lovers, and even animal haters (do you really think those random animals in the gardens are there just to terrorize gardens?).
What does this have to do with people closing their bathroom door? To get a full analysis of human behavior, many pets are encouraged to observe aspects of all human lives. Perhaps that explains why if I leave my bathroom door open, my cat will come in and glare at me while I try to roll the toilet paper; he will even attempt to do it himself in order to understand why I would do such a tedious task. Closing the door is the only way to true privacy when it comes to these PETS agents - some of them won't even take the closed door for an answer and will try to get you to open the door by any means necessary (sniffing, scratching, meowing, paw reach, etc..)
This is probably the most time-restraining reason to close the door. Let's face it: Paranoia may tell you to close the door, but satellites can find other ways to peek. That's why the people who close the bathroom door in case of hidden cameras accessible via satellites also close the windows, put curtains, and check all of the drawers for any visible hidden cameras and wires. It's a tough job, but privacy's a privilege many refuse to give away.
On a more Serious Note
Real reasons people close the bathroom door
- Keep the smell contained. If your bedroom is close to the bathroom, you don't want the smell to find its way in. Keeping the door closed (and making sure to use a spray before opening it again) is the only way.
- Fear of Horrible timing. Whether it's because you're the type of person to stay a long time in the bathroom, or simply because your family/roommates have a 6th sense, the last thing you want is for someone to come home while you're in the bathroom and see you.
- Pets...Yes, that was a real reason. I don't like how my cat keeps wanting to be cuddled just when I'm in the bathroom, or how he plays with the toilet roll, or how he keeps wanting me to turn the faucet on. I want peace of mind darnit!
- Habit: Some people don't even realize they close the door, or if they do they're so used to it they can't imagine not having it closed.