Tuesday, 11 June 2013

HOW TO BE WHORRIFIC: PUBLIC WASHROOM ETIQUETTE

NOTICE THIS SIGN JUST SAYS "WOMEN" 
And not "Women, come on in and jabber
while you handle your business."

Today's Tip: How NOT to behave in public washrooms

Have you ever been in a bathroom stall and had someone  in the adjacent stall start talking to you? And not in an emergency “could you pass me some tissue” kind of way, just in a normal conversational way? "Hey, guess what I did this weekend? (grunt, grunt) I went to the cottage and  . . ."
People, this is just gross.
If this happens to you, simply say to the offender in a brisk, no-nonsense tone: “This is inappropriate. I’m relieving myself. Can we not talk right now?” 
And I simply don't have the stomach to broach the issue of people who talk on their cellphone in the stall. (Although I do wonder: Don't you need that hand at some point?)
Honestly. If I ran this country, this would be taught in Grade frigging One!

Tomorrow's Tip: How to say THANK YOU when someone holds a door open for you (as opposed to swanning through like you're the Queen and I'm your footservant, you ill-bred clod, you).