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Potentially NSFW. Women who hover, why don't you wipe it?

Asked by Judi (37636 points ) February 5th, 2013 from iPhone

I have noticed lately that a lot of women have been peeing all over the toilet seat, even when there are seat covers available. Is it asking to much, if you’re going to hover to take a tissue and wipe your pee off the toilet seat?
I get the germaphobe not wanting to sit on the seat, but if its your own pee and why don’t you wipe it off the seat??

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wildpotato's avatar

Revenging it forward.

bookish1's avatar

Just consider yourself lucky you’ll never have to use a men’s room.

wildpotato's avatar

@bookish1 I use them all the time, whenever there’s a line for the ladies’ or two or three chicks are piled in a stall doing coke for 20 minutes. Speed over nasty, anytime.

bookish1's avatar

@wildpotato : Point taken, but some days I’d almost rather piss my pants than go in the foul men’s rooms on campus. Men-children…

ZEPHYRA's avatar

That is why they need a long drop!

mcbealer's avatar

Because wiping a toilet seat down with toilet paper deceives the next user into thinking that the seat is clean.

Also, sadly – sometimes there is no toilet paper ;)

Personally, if I choose to hover, I lift the seat beforehand.

livelaughlove21's avatar

You know, I always found men’s restrooms cleaner than women’s. I had to clean both while working at a restaurant and this finding surprised me.

Pee on the seat, bloody water/toilet paper/tampons left sitting in the bowl, used tampon applicators sitting on top of the toilet paper compartment…not to mention the scent of dirty cooter that hits you in the face when you walk through the door. The men’s room can’t top that.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Gosh! I thought the Ladies Room was lighty covered in rose petals and baby powder with a dish of Thin Mints next to every sink.

jca's avatar

When I find urine on the toilet seat in a public ladies’ room I feel like the woman who left it there is a rude inconsiderate pig.

rooeytoo's avatar

Flip the seat up with your foot, not only for cleanliness but to check for redback spiders. Hover.
Flip the seat back down, flush with foot and bob’s your uncle! Wash hands, hope there is soap and out the door, opening it too with my foot if at all possible.

Does that make me a germaphobe? Or just someone who doesn’t like touching stuff? Or maybe just a nut case!

Shippy's avatar

What a great question @Judi as it does amaze me how many females do leave their mess for another person to (clean up?). In fact I have the good mind to call back who has just walked out to clean that dam mess up. I don’t hover, I am 50 years old and I have survived!! I strongly recommend those with gynecological issues to hover though, so as I don’t catch them loll

marinelife's avatar

@Judi! Thank you for asking something that has bugged me forever. Why don’t they? If thye are so afraid of germs they won’t touch the seat, why would they think others would want to sit in their piss? Or have to wipe someone else’s? I can only think it is total selfishness.

rojo's avatar

Similar to a pet peeve of mine where in the mens room they set the urinal down so low (I assume so male children can us it) that your average sized males penis is positioned above the top of it and, since aiming is optional, most of the time the top is liberally coated with urine.
Whatever happened to the full height ones that went from the floor to about 4’? Out of fashion I guess.

elbanditoroso's avatar

What a thrill it is to know that women can be as disgusting in their restrooms as men are in ours…

This isn’t my fight, but it’s hilarious to read about.

CugelTheClueless's avatar

More than one current or former janitor has told me that women’s rooms are nastier than men’s rooms.

I notice the culprits are not posting. Just so you know, hovering ladies, healthy urine is sterile, and your going to wash your hands anyway, right?. So just go ahead and take some TP and wipe up after yourself.

AstroChuck's avatar

A message to those commenting on the condition of men’s restrooms: I’ve had jobs where I’ve had to clean both and I can tell you that the ladie’s restrooms by far outfilthed the men’s. Not even close. It was something I never expected.

@Judi- Pee on a toilet seat is a common site in men’s rooms. In this case it’s a result of laziness. Apparently it’s too much of an effort to lift the toilet seat before urinating. So I’m often wiping up someone’s pee off the seat if I need to sit. (something I try to avoid in public restrooms. But sometimes you’ve got no choice.) The only thing I can tell you is you needn’t worry too much about germs. Urine is pretty much sterile. It’s the door handle you touch when you exit that you need to worry about. That’s why God made Purex®.

wildpotato's avatar

One time on an airplane I tracked down the guy who had been in there before me and said loudly, “I think it’s very rude and disgusting to have left the restroom in the condition you did.” Everyone stared at him. It was awesome.

LuckyGuy's avatar

And THIS is why we need cameras in bathroom stalls. Wait… wait… that did not come out right. Never mind! Just move along…

I read someplace the Kelly Rippa complained about not being able to use a public stall. Why? Because no matter the condition when she went in there, she always had to clean it and bring it up to a pristine level or the next woman would tell friends, take pictures, post blogs etc. accusing her of being a slob. In her position she could not risk that kind of press.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@LuckyGuy – oh, such pressures that celebrities have to endure. My heart goes out to her.

So what does she do? Carry around milk bottles? There isn’t always a private bathroom for her highness to use.

Cupcake's avatar

I wipe the seat. My mother taught me to.

I work in a hospital. The toilets are very high-powered (the flush, that is). Flushing usually produces water droplets on the seat, and I’ve often wiped it by then. So at work, I assume wetness on the seat is from the flushing water. I don’t know if that is the case elsewhere.

janbb's avatar

Drives me up the fucking wall! nother that does is when people use a seat cover but don’t remove it. I’m supposed to clean up your shmutz?

LuckyGuy's avatar

@elbanditoroso Yep . Poor thing, mincing into a stall on those platform high heels. Life is so tough. ;-)

wildpotato's avatar

The cleanest restrooms at my school are actually the gender inclusive bathrooms they opened last year. I think it’s due to a combination of factors: each gender being conscious that other-gendered people will also be coming in there and therefore being more decorous than usual, and everyone wanting the trial run to go well – which it has.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@wildpotato What a great idea. Although I do wonder if some folks are a little put off by it. I know I’m sometimes a little shy when there is another guy standing at the neighboring urinal talking to me. I have performance anxiety. How would I behave if I felt there was a female potentially timing me to determine the status of my prostate health?

jca's avatar

I was in the gender inclusive bathroom before, here at work. There was a little drop of pee from the previous user on the seat and I paid it no mind, but when I was done I wiped it, I could not bear having someone walk in after me and think it was from me. I thought of Kelly Ripa as I wiped it. It was not a lot, and not a big deal. I have to be honest, in a public restroom where I would not likely encounter someone I know, I do not clean toilet seats if the mess is done prior to me. I just don’t use that stall if I can avoid it. I always clean up after myself though, although it’s not usually an issue as I don’t “hover.” I “park.”

El_Cadejo's avatar

Getting men to pee in the urinal instead of all around it isn’t that hard. You just need to put something in there for us to pee on. We’re very easily amused ya know?

rojo's avatar

@uberbatman It’s called “Clean the Pan” and that’s what the little cake deodorizers are for right?

El_Cadejo's avatar

@rojo eh not interesting enough. Ya need at least like a fly sticker

Judi's avatar

Thanks for all the answers. I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets pissed (pun intended) when this happens.

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