|From Dr. Isis|
Yesterday, someone told me she had to go “drop a deuce.” This was her way of saying she had to poop.
I hadn’t heard that one before! I also hadn’t yet seen a survey that asked people what they talked about in the bathroom. Now I don’t usually talk in the bathroom, except for some encouraging words to myself: “Come on, you can do it, there you go, etc.”
But at school and work bathrooms, people talk with each other. The survey revealed these tidbits:
- 86% of people have conversations in the bathroom
- 57% said hearing someone else in the restroom made them uncomfortable
- 56% were uncomfortable asking the person in the next stall to pass some toilet paper.
- 53% cover the seat with toilet paper when away from home
- Over 50% were grossed out by people who eat in the bathroom
- 41% of people gossip
- 30% talk about their jobs
- 31% smush toilet paper into a “snowball” to wipe
- 28% fold toilet paper into squares to wipe
- 25% were offended by people who have cell phone conversations in the bathroom
- 19% sterilize the toilet seat with a hand sanitizer or baby wipe.
- 10% think reading in the bathroom is wrong
- 10% just sit on the toilet without wiping or covering it
The most amazing part of this study for me was this: People EAT in the bathroom?! Blaugh! Now THAT’S gross.
News survey from Georgia-Pacific,
as seen on MSNBC.