potty training

okay, this is a rant.
I really don’t understand why grown, seemingly intelligent people urinate all over the toilet seat and fail to clean up their own mess. Public areas I might understand, since there’s typically not a set group of people that frequent them. However, in a corporate setting, it is simply without explanation.

I mean, really! One spends a significant amount of time in the workplace. Do people only go to the bathroom once per day? Do they think that it’s going to be magically cleaned up for them before they have to go to the bathroom later in the day? Is there such a fear of contact with the toilet seat that it’s unthinkable to raise the seat? Have people not been taught how to wipe up their piss from the toilet seat? What gives?

If someone came to your house and peed all over your toilet seat and didn’t clean it up, you’d be really upset, right? So then why would otherwise intelligent people find it perfectly acceptable to make a mess of the bathroom that they visit probably as frequently as the one in their homes?

Okay, maybe it’s just one person spoiling it for everyone, but then why is it like this in almost every office I’ve ever been in?

What am I missing here?

Okay, got that off my chest. Better now.


  • That bugs me too. I think it’s a personal power thing. The offending party feels powerless and does something that allows them to affect others with no consequences. I say this because I was brimming with angst as a little kid which sometimes resulted in somewhat destructive behaviors (and maybe a stray sprinkle or two.) I grew out of it in 2nd or 3rd grade, though. Come on, people, we’re adults here.

  • danielklo

    Ewww …. and you work in a smaller office now so I beat you can tell who it is …. give them the evil eye next time. So far my office mates have been kind …. only it smells because there’s no ventilation so the odors keep and it’s really hot in the bathroom …. so it makes it even more nasty ….

  • I totally identify with this rant. I want to piss on the person whom I find doing this at my work place. It’s disgusting and really inconsiderate. Because I’ve noticed people not washing their hands after they’re done (I mean, seriously, you just touched your penis, MAN!), I use a paper towel when exiting the bathroom or touching any other surface in there. I know it doesn’t cover EVERYTHING, but it’s a start.

  • u.n.

    hahaha – i know it’s a late response and don’t know if you’ll even see it, but this is one of the funniest entries i’ve read! men complaining about their fellow men. hehehe.