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Why do men leave the seat up & other annoying habits?

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NanKate Tue 17-Jul-18 20:15:52

Whilst on holiday and using the public loos I keep finding the seat left up 😬

Any other annoying habits to add to the list?

NanKate Sat 21-Jul-18 18:58:34

How true FarNorth 😏

FarNorth Fri 20-Jul-18 17:51:02

Coming soon to every toilet block in the UK.

Rufus2 Fri 20-Jul-18 15:11:06

Or a transwoman with a penis on board

Far North; Far Out! In which toilet block do you find them? shock

Rufus2 Fri 20-Jul-18 14:59:04

Good luck with the 'farting' shock 'belching' shock threads Ruf
Sassenach 512. You came out of left-field, unexpectedly. Thanks for your moral (or should that be immoral?) support. grin
I opened up my PC this evening expecting that barrage to come flooding out, but nowt!
In fact someone has even dared to mention the unmentionable "P" word; something I wouldn't have had the balls to add to my list. (virtual of course!) grin
However I must confess my original post wasn't seriously recommending adding more bodily functions,to keep the debate moving, but more along the lines of reverse psychology in that shock/horror would ensue at the thought of yet more to come. Not so far, apparently!
You say "some of them are etc. . but I'd say all who came to my recent virtual birthday party are genteel (I can't say gentile,grin not knowing them personally!), and mostly well behaved as confirmed by CCTV footage.
I'm still basking in the afterglow of that party and it's a welcome warm feeling right now I can tell you! Talk about Christmas in July! It's absolutely freezing out there. Cold enough to freeze one's balls off, as they say; now I'm wandering off the straight and narrow again. wink
The midnight chimes are due any minute, now.
Goodnight

sodapop Fri 20-Jul-18 10:21:01

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚MissAdventure

Liz46 Fri 20-Jul-18 09:32:38

I was complaining to my GS about him wetting the seat. I later overheard my OH having a chat with him along the lines of 'a gentleman lifts up the seat, has a wee and then puts the seat down again'. I thought that was nice but unfortunately it didn't seem to have much effect.

Tweedle24 Fri 20-Jul-18 09:21:59

I was lucky in having had a husband who put the seat and the lid down. He was worried a cat might climb in and drown lol.
I do like the lid down too as the water tends to spray when the toilet is flushed.

MissAdventure Thu 19-Jul-18 22:11:28

I expect its 'gender fluid' on the seats..

FarNorth Thu 19-Jul-18 21:48:31

Or a transwoman with a penis on board.

gmelon Thu 19-Jul-18 18:09:43

*grannyticktock
What does puzzle me is when I go to a public, ladies' loo and find the seat up. Why would a woman do that?*

Probably a woman with a small boy in tow.

sassenach512 Thu 19-Jul-18 17:27:43

Good luck with the 'farting' shock 'belching' shock threads Ruf, some of them on here are far too gentile and well-brought up to enter into such nasty discussions, but it seems ok to talk about toilets and pee on seats without a barrage of abuse so I think we've got away with it! grin

Keep up with the fun posts, you're a breathe of fresh air, we don't all want to whinge and moan. (No doubt I'll get a slating for saying that now but hey flamin ho) sunshine

Rufus2 Thu 19-Jul-18 12:57:04

Muddynails; Oh dear! I do feel a fool! You didn't need to have that post in stereo!
I composed it, previewed it, posted and then went to dinner, came back, saw it was still in preview, or so I thought, so hit "post; (again) sad
I'd only had 3 Shiraz too! Spicy beef stroganoff, sliced peaches/ice cream ; very yummy and just the job for a winter's eve.
Now where were we? Oh yes; your baited breath!
Class 2018 appears to have done "spitting" to death; there was a brief episode on nose-picking and now into toilet malpractices. Phew!
I can see "farting" and "belching" as being next on the agenda. grin
I took time off to check the former on Google for potential man-traps. Blimey! 20 mil. "hits" and of course countless "jokes" as you can imagine, or not, depending on your sense of humour.
Having been led off the straight and narrow I'm now struggling to regain my composure!
Waiter! another Shiraz thanks, and we might find out what else is waiting in the wings. wink
I'm disappointed my brilliant idea of a GripesNet forum appears to have bitten the dust, but never mind.
Cheers

Rufus2 Thu 19-Jul-18 12:18:31

Waiting with baited breath for "more functions waiting in the wings"
Muddynails; Not a bad idea to hold your breath, in the circumstances, although it depends on how long you intend to stay in there!
Of course! You are home, so take as long as you like, but don't forget to exhale now and then. grin
I've learned to be cautious about peoples' sensibilities when posting, particularly anything humorous.
Hopefully I'll be told "What were you worried about"? or "What's the big deal?" but I like to be sure!
Given the intimate details outlined in this thread, I fear not, but as I've just told Graninthemist, I'm just off to get my dinner. All will be revealed!
Cheers

grannyticktock Thu 19-Jul-18 11:20:19

I can't get exercised about this. I was brought up in a mixed family (2m, 2f) and if the seat wasn't where you wanted it, you opened or shut it. You're going to wash your hands anyway, so no big deal. Same when I married my husband, it simply wasn't an issue.

What does puzzle me is when I go to a public, ladies' loo and find the seat up. Why would a woman do that?

Rufus2 Thu 19-Jul-18 10:40:06

Waiting with baited breath for "more functions waiting in the wings"
Muddynails; Not a bad idea to hold your breath, in the circumstances, although it depends on how long you intend to stay in there!
Of course! You are home, so take as long as you like, but don't forget to exhale now and then. grin
I've learned to be cautious about peoples' sensibilities when posting, particularly anything humorous.
Hopefully I'll be told "What were you worried about"? or "What's the big deal?" but I like to be sure!
Given the intimate details outlined in this thread, I fear not, but as I've just told Graninthemist, I'm just off to get my dinner. All will be revealed!
Cheers

Rufus2 Thu 19-Jul-18 10:13:36

all your money goes down the drain (ancient Chinese proverb)!
Graninthemist; Is that known as "spending a Yuan"?
Where I was dragged up we called it "spending a penny!" smile
That was pre-metric, of course, but those "disgusting" public toilets everyone is ranting about must cost more New Pence to get in these days!
Or do you have to swipe your credit card? And what would your receipt show as "items"?
Must give it a rest; I'm just about to have evening dinner. shock Not baked beans on toast!
OoRoo

graninthemist Thu 19-Jul-18 08:53:22

No trouble at our house with loo seats. My husband once heard that, if you leave the lid up,, all your money goes down the drain (ancient Chinese proverb)!

muddynails Thu 19-Jul-18 08:27:15

Rufus2, OK give up, have to join in this post, just putting key in door and you have this uncontrollable urge to go where you are doing the must wee wiggle with crossed legs, its then good to find lid up but seat down. Waiting with baited breath for "more functions waiting in the wings"

Cindersdad Thu 19-Jul-18 06:52:43

I tend to leave the seat down because of hygiene considerations and the cat(s) who could fall in and not because of my wife who doesn't consider me normally needing it up. What's the big deal about leaving the seat up or down anyway, it's no big deal.

As to spending a long time on the loo, it can be a place for quiet contemplation though this is annoying if you are desperate to go and cannot get in in time. The only valid excuse is constipation anything else is selfish when there is a queue.

At home we are lucky enough to have both downstairs and upstairs loo's so the problem of queuing rather happens.

HillyN Wed 18-Jul-18 22:47:47

Nanny27 , maybe you could fit a door closer to your toilet door?

JustALaugh Wed 18-Jul-18 22:27:43

We've got a soft-closing lid, but even then, my husband and son can't be bothered to use it. Why do they use the last bit of toilet roll and leave the cardboard tube there, but not bother to get a new toilet roll out? They are about 1 foot away from the toilet in my house!

Sennelier1 Wed 18-Jul-18 22:24:22

My husband puts the seat down when we're at home, but leaves it up when we stay in a hotel. There must be some logic in there, only I don't see it 😊

sarahellenwhitney Wed 18-Jul-18 21:50:20

MissAdventure If he's middle aged long time in toilet could be prostate problems.

ElaineI Wed 18-Jul-18 21:38:22

The spray from the contents of the toilet bowl travels 20 feet so should always be down to flush. Also can reach toothbrushes in a holder near the toilet!

Lazigirl Wed 18-Jul-18 21:02:56

But it's obviously not that harmful, we develop a resistance and don't live in a sterile atmosphere.