Tuesday, August 21, 2007

An Open Letter to the Women at Work

And to Any Men Who Can't Read the Damn Bathroom Door Signage

Dear All Those Who Use the Small, Northern Ladies' Room:

Leaving the last paper towel on the tube (the one glued to it) is NOT considered "leaving enough for the next person."

Leaving two squares of toilet paper on the tube is DEFINITELY not considered "leaving enough for the next person."

For the love of Pete, people, I don't care if you put the new toilet paper or paper towels on their dispensers. Seriously, I don't.

All I care about is that I'm not washing my hands and then left to wipe them on my clothing.

Don't even get me started on the horror I feel when I've sat down, begun my business, THEN realize that there are two squares of toilet paper (maybe!) left.

If the bathroom is low on paper products, here's a helpful hint:

Get a fresh freaking roll out of the storage room and put it in the bathroom.

There, now, was that so hard?

With gratitude for your future cooperation in this matter,

P.S. And male-types, I know you use our potty. WE do not leave the seat up. However, there are those among you who have been known to do just such a thing in the Ladies' Room. I know this because I have caught you at it.

Quit it. Honestly.

With annoyance,
She Who Distributes the Paychecks.


Awesome Mom said...

When I was dating my husband he used our bathroom and left the seat up. I called him on it and he asked me how I knew it was him. I laughed and told him that the only other male in the house, my dad, had lived with all women long enough to be trained to put the seat down when he was done.

Fraochán said...


I had an experience at work today...I looked over and HOLY CRAP...one small piece of glued on paper. What to do..what to do....

I ended up trying to fan my "area" by moving up and down....then pulled up my pants and ran to the next stall where I could properly "dry off" with toilet paper. Thank GOODNESS no one was in the restroom to witness my comical adventure. ;)

Amanda said...

Awesome Mom, oh I hear you there. My husband used to be very good about putting the seat down when there were only two of us who actually used the potty in the house. Now that we've reproduced and I'm outnumbered 3:1, he seems to feel it's fine to leave the seat up. Eyeroll.

And Fraochan, hehehe! Yep, been there, done that. I've also tried using a paper towel when I'm in a "one-holer" bathroom. I mean, desperate times call for desperate measures.

And evil, ranty blog posts ;)

Stan said...

OMG, that was so funny. The whole punchline was at the end.