Bathrooms: A How To Guide

9 Nov
2012
Posted in: Adventure How To, Best Of
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Why is it that people feel the need to post signs in restrooms telling you how to use the bathroom? We spotted so many — here are some of my favorites.

1. Rest area in Oklahoma:

Typically that's what the flush button means.

Typically that’s what the flush button means.

2. Passive-aggressive note in a coffee shop in northern Wisconsin:

Thank you sincerely...for your purchase!

Thank you sincerely…for your purchase!

3. Campground in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado:

I'd have been lost if someone hadn't added "occur."

I’d have been lost if someone hadn’t added “occur.”

4. Public toilet in downtown Taos, New Mexico:

This reads like a historic plaque. "On this spot, in 1867, the first toilet in NM was installed..."

This reads like a historic plaque. “On this spot, in 1867, the first toilet in NM was installed…”
Wait — nothing else? Not even…poo?

5. Olympic National Park Hoh Rainforest visitor’s center, Washington:

Don't put your boots in the toilet to clean them! Silly!

Don’t put your boots in the toilet to clean them! Silly!

6. Can’t remember where this is:

Sensitive toilets!

Sensitive toilets!

7. Sonoma County Park, California:

K, Thx!

K, Thx!

8. Grocery store, Chicago:

Aha...so that's where it goes!

Aha…so that’s where it goes!

9. Our old storage unit, Chicago:

Yes, people did live in the storage units.

Yes, people did live in the storage units.

These posters raise so many questions…like, “what is a minimal amount of toilet paper?” “What happens when you hurt the feelings of a sensitive toilet?” and “Where am I supposed to put my poo???”

Just remember…the next time you hear someone taking a photo in the stall next to you, assume they’re taking a pic of the sign.

  • Jenn Howell

    Paul, I don’t know if you remember the “Toilet Monster” at 333 West Wacker. A woman who should have asked for a booster seat would take ungodly amounts of napkins and stack it on the toilet and then flush all of it. It would clog the toilet on a daily basis. Finally, we had to “out” the Toilet Monster and shame her into stopping.

    • http://drivinginertia.com/ Paul David Olson

      Ha! I remember the flooding but not the intervention.