- Gender and Relationships
Putting the toilet seat down. Why do men refuse?
I'll Never Understand It
Men and a toilet seat. It's a relationship I'll never understand. Take my husband for example. His theory goes a little something like this "If I have to do the work to put the seat up, then you should have to do the work and put the seat down when you need to use it"
Ok point taken. But one thing I'll never understand (partly because I'm not a man, nor do I pee standing up) is the need for the toilet seat to be up. I mean is the hole of the toliet seat really that small that they need that extra few inches to take a whizz? I understand the whole trickle effect. So just clean up after themselves maybe? Could someone (a man preferably) please help me to understand what it is that makes you have to have the seat up in the first place?
It usually isn't such a big deal to me. Actually never really was an issue either. But then again I've grown up around all girls. I have 13 sisters. So no matter what the toilet seat was always in the down position. My dad and mom had a completely sepearate bathroom, so I never had to experience using a toilet after a man until I went out on my own. But the only time I ever had an issue with the toilet seat being up was just last week. I was groggy, not thinking about where I was going, just knew I needed to make it to the bathroom and fast. I had taken a sleeping pill, so my focus was just getting the deed done and getting back into bed. I'm sure you women get where I'm coming from. Up to this point I've kept the peace about the toilet seat. The the resounding "theory" ringing in my ears. I usually just grab a few pieces of toilet paper and put the seat down. Then go for the hand sanitizer. But on this particular night I wasn't thinking. I didn't even bother to turn the bathroom light on. I knew where I was going. I get ready to sit and PLOP! No warning no nothing. There was no seat there. Needless to say I was awake in a hurry and NOT happy. Yes you may be laughing your tails off on this one. But I was fuming. And he was sleeping soundly in the bed. I got back up not saying a word, finished my deed and hopped in the shower. Talk about feeling gross!
So men, I get where you are coming from when you put the seat up. In retrospect you are inadverantly keeping the peace with no lingering after maths of your urine on the seat for us ladies, and for that we thank you. But when it comes to times when we are unable to process what is around us and not take a look before we sit, maybe you should rethink your leaving the toilet seat up which also could be out of common courtesy for us.