Talking sense about bathrooms

Stephen Colbert talks some much needed sense about public bathrooms, a topic that has been much in the news these days. I totally agree with him, especially on the issue of chit-chat. I never initiate conversations with other people in public bathrooms, though at work there are often people one knows who feel that it is a good time to exchange news and pleasantries. I reply if they speak to me but get the hell out of there as quickly as possible.


  1. moarscienceplz says

    Once upon a time, the guy who was my boss’ boss felt that the bathroom was a perfectly fine place to ask me for a status update on my projects. I was so joyful when I found out he was being transferred to another company.

  2. says

    I don’t talk in public lavs. I might nod, maybe smile, but that’s it. I’m there for a purpose, and want to get in and get out, quickly. I know office lavs are a bit different, and people often talk in them, but public ones? No, I don’t know anyone in there, and I don’t want to stand about having a chat.

  3. naturalcynic says

    I saw a poster of what women really worry about in a public rest room -- an empty toilet paper roll.

  4. says

    You could probably troll the fuck out of NC residents by starting to use the urinal next to them then asking to see some ID.
    “Hey its not my stupid law, but I’m gonna enforce it. Don’t make me call a cop.”
    Basically a denial of service attack on 911 bandwidth.

  5. johnson catman says


    And to all those lawmakers out there who are so obsessed with who’s using what bathroom and what plumbing they’ve got downtown, news flash, you’re the weirdos.

    SPOT ON! I hope this attitude gets spread around a lot more until the general public sees how the lawmakers as nothing more than children frightened of the monsters under their beds.

  6. says

    I vaguely remember, back in the UK, back in the helluvalongtimeagos, seeing a comedy in which a guy was complaining about his teenage son walking through the room “like a man in a public lavatory: not speaking, and looking neither left nor right!”

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